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Murder investigation: Police appeal for witnesses who may have seen two cars in Crawley

Detectives investigating the murder of Abdul Deghayes are looking for witnesses who may have seen either of these cars in Brighton or Crawley.

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Officers want to hear from anyone who sighted a sky blue Nissan Micra registration GU63 DLO and a midnight blue Citroen Cactus registration WX16 BSY in either of the two areas between Saturday 16 February and Monday 18 February.

Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team Detective Chief Inspector Colin Pirie from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said:

“We are asking the public to recall whether they have seen either of the two cars travelling or parked in Brighton or Crawley during the three-day period.

“If you have any information about the two vehicles please get in touch with us.”

The 22-year-old victim was found in the passenger seat of a car that had collided with a number of cars near St Joseph’s Church off Elm Grove, Brighton on the evening of 16 February.

He had suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he sadly died from his injuries the following morning.

Contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Login.

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Manhunt after attempted robbery at knifepoint at Ifield newsagents in Crawley

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A man who attempted to rob a newsagents in Ifield is being hunted by police.

The alarm was raised at 7.17am on Tuesday (September 3) when the man went in McColl’s in Ifield Parade, threatened staff with a knife and demanded money.

However, he was driven from the shop empty-handed.

He is described as black or west Asian, in his mid-30s, 5′ 10″, of slim or skinny build and was wearing a face covering, grey hooded top, black gloves, black trousers and black shoes or trainers.

Police have taped up the entrance around the shop and two officers are standing guard at the scene.

A visibly shaken staff member could be seen talking to shoppers as concern grows over the number of incidents taking place at other shops across the town.

Police confirmed there have been no physical injuries but would could not confirm if any suspect/s had been taken into custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw someone of that description in the area at the time is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 263 of 03/09

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