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Part of The Boulevard sealed off after Crawley man stabbed

Another terrible incident in The Boulevard as crime figures continue to plague the town.

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Part of The Boulevard is still cordoned off with police present at the scene.

Part of The Boulevard in Crawley is still sealed off this morning (5th Aug) following an incident late last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries following a Crawley stabbing.

UPDATE: Police not ruling out Boulevard attack as drug-related while man remains in critical condition. 

Emergency services were called to a report of a man being stabbed in the leg in The Boulevarde, Crawley, at 11.35pm on Saturday (4 August).

The victim, a 24-year-old local man, was taken to hospital with significant injuries.

Police believe the suspects may have left the scene in a white vehicle and we are looking to trace this vehicle.

The cordon runs from Natwest Bank down to Pizza Express.

A police spokesman said:

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car or the direction it was travelling in, to make contact with us immediately.

“The victim is in a critical condition in hospital and has suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

“This incident occurred during the late evening and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault or saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area to come forward to us immediately.”

There are unconfirmed reports that part of Crawley Hospital walk in centre was evacuated last night in connection with the incident.

A forensics team was seen arriving at the scene while police investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation ANDES. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Crawley Man who was trying to guide youths away from crime jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to casing serious injury by dangerous driving following a collision in Horley in September 2018.

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Iqubal Khan, 35, also pleaded guilty to failing to stop and failing to report an injury collision when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on 4 February.

Khan was also disqualified from driving for three years and nine months.

Khan was driving along Shipley Bridge Lane around 6.10pm on 23 September 2018 when his car, a Toyota Corolla, was involved in a head-on collision with a Range Rover Sport.

He fled the scene immediately following the collision, leaving one of his passengers behind with serious leg injuries. He also failed to report the collision.

It later emerged that the car he was driving was also dangerously overloaded with excess passengers, with four adults squashed on the rear seat.

The other driver escaped uninjured, while the other passengers suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Only recently Khan had expressed how much he wanted to help change the corrupt course of youngsters lives that drugs and knifes had put them on.

Khan was arrested on 29 November 2018 after officers tracked him down through DNA left in the vehicle when he fled.

Sergeant Geoff Longstaff, who investigated the collision, said:

“Not only was Khan driving dangerously at the time of the collision, his car was also excessively overloaded. He then fled the scene, not even bothering to check whether his passengers were unharmed. One of his passengers sustained serious leg injuries and is still suffering with the effects of the collision to this day.

“It didn’t take long to find out he had been driving, thanks to statements from his passengers and the other driver, and now he is off our roads and in prison where he belongs for the complete lack of regard and remorse he has shown.”

Sgt Longstaff added:

“The sentence handed to Khan demonstrates our determination to ensure that those who use Surrey’s roads dangerously and irresponsibly and put the lives of others at risk when they get behind the wheel, will be dealt with robustly.”

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