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Teenage boy stabbed in stomach in Horsham skatepark

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Horsham skatepark on Monday evening (21 October).



The 16-year-old victim suffered a wound to his stomach after he was approached by a youth who tried to take his jacket.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at about 7.40pm. His injury is not believed to be life threatening.

A man aged 19 was also punched in the face several times during the incident.

He was also taken to hospital. The suspect is described as wearing a black balaclava, black tracksuit and black gloves.

Detective Inspector Dave Payne said:

“We are still trying to establish the circumstances and we are looking for the suspect who fled the scene. If anyone witnessed this or has any information please contact us.

“We have officers and PCSOs in the area of the skate park and in North Parade. Please speak to them if you have any concerns or can help with the investigation.”

Report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1242 of 21/10.


67-year-old local man dies after van collides with tree



Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision near Horsham.

Around 4.20pm on Saturday (March 28), a white Ford Transit van towing a trailer left the A29 Bognor Road carriageway, just west of Horsham, near to the junction of Rowhook Road. 

The van collided with a tree and the driver – a 67-year-old local man – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision, or anyone who may have any relevant dash cam footage. 

Anyone with any information is asked to email quoting Operation Dial.

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