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Murder investigation in Maidenbower after man stabbed

A man has died after being stabbed in the street in Crawley.

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Emergency services were called to Watson Close in Maidenbower just after 6.30pm on Thursday evening (November 15) where it was reported that the 24-year-old man had been seriously injured. Sadly, the man was declared dead at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Till Sanderson, who is leading the investigation into the man’s murder, said:

“We believe that the victim was known to his attackers and we have arrested three people in connection with the murder.
“Enquiries are continuing to locate two other people who we want to speak to.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this tragic time and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, the events leading up to it or who has any information to assist our enquiry to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Horseman.”

A 44-year-old woman from Crawley was arrested at 8.15pm on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A 47-year-old man from Crawley was arrested at 11.15pm, also on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. At 4.45am on Friday, a 20-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis.

There have now been additional arrests – read more here.

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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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