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Man stabbed in Crawley High Street

Police are now appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Crawley Town Centre.

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A rushed photo by a passerby shows numerous police vehicles in attendance on the High Street.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Crawley High Street yesterday afternoon (11th Sept 2018).

A statement issued by Sussex Police said, “Officers were called at 4.56pm on Tuesday (11 September) to High Street, Crawley, to reports of a fight.

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“An 18-year-old man walked out of Favourite Chicken when he was approached by a group of around 10 men of Asian appearance. The victim was then assaulted and suffered a minor stab wound above the hip and took himself to hospital.”

Detective Sergeant Dave Morton said: “We are appealing to anyone who witnessed this assault to come forward to us with information.

“We are committed to targeting people supplying class A drugs in this area and we want to reassure everyone that their safety is our priority.

“Criminality that puts people’s lives at risk is never acceptable and it’s vital that the community pulls together to help us deal with those responsibilities.

“No one knows their neighbours better than residents themselves and we all need to work together to make Crawley a safe place.”

To report information please go online or call 101 quoting 1015 of 11/09. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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