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Six men taken to hospital after attack in Blindley Heath

A large police presence with multiple ambulances were at the scene last night. Two sites have been cordoned off by police.

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Surrey Police were called to Eastbourne Road in Blindley Heath just after 7.30pm (7 November) following a report that a group of men had attacked a number people at the Forman Institute.

It was reported that 13 men arrived at the social club with weapons, attacked a number men who were in an out-building at the back of the club, and left heading north on the A22.

Six men were injured and all were taken to hospital. This morning three of the men are still in hospital, two are in a serious but stable condition. South East Coast Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Two sites have been cordoned off by the police.  The Forman Institute and the parish hall for St John’s Church.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday, who is leading the investigation, said:

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and we are still trying to piece together what has exactly happened. What we do know is that this is an extremely serious incident and we are doing all we can to find those responsible.

“The investigation is well underway and we have officers out in the local area conducting reassurance patrols.

“We understand that this is a concerning incident for local residents but we do not believe there to be a wider threat the public and it is extremely rare for an incident of this nature to occur.

“If you saw something, no matter how small, then please pick up the phone as it could assist our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information about those involved, is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting PR/P18267846.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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West Green man charged after serious assault in Crawley Asda

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A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in a Crawley supermarket.

Steven McNamara, 28, of West Green Drive has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a class A drug.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Friday (September 13).

The victim, a man in his 20s , remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information or witnessed the assault to come forward to us without delay.

You can report information online or call 101 quoting reference Operation Kingswell.

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