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Teen assaulted in Crawley with weapon

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A teenager has suffered injuries following an assault in Crawley.

The 17-year-old victim was attacked at Pelham Drive roundabout between 7.45 – 8pm on Thursday, 27 July and was taken to East Surrey Hospital.

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Six men approached the victim and his two friends and it is believed a small knife or screwdriver was involved.

A 19-year-old man from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and further released under investigation.

If you were in the area at the time or have any information on the incident, please report online quoting reference 1387 of 27/07.

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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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