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Teenager arrested after woman stabbed on Christmas day in Crawley town centre

An 18 year old man was yesterday (Monday 30 December) re-arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following a stabbing incident in Crawley on Christmas Day.



Location where a video posted online appears to show the suspect brandishing a weapon as he walks along the side of County Mall.

At 3.41am on Wednesday December 25, police were flagged down by a 19-year-old woman in Chalk Walk who reported suffering facial wounds during an assault.

Officers immediately conducted an area search and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. He was subsequently released under investigation.

Later the same day, medical examination confirmed the woman had also sustained a stab wound to her back.

The man handed himself in yesterday where he was re-arrested. He has been released on police bail until the 24th Jan.

Miles Ockwell, Superintendent for Crawley, said:

“We are aware of a video linked to this case being circulated on a number of social media platforms. As this is an active criminal investigation, we now ask people to refrain from sharing the footage further which may impact on future judicial proceedings.”

The victim has been contacted and updated on this development.


Can you help identify this man after an assault behind KFC left man with fractured eye socket and broken nose



Do you recognise this man?

Police would like to speak to him in relation to an assault on a man in Crawley.

Officers were called on Monday, May 18 to a report of an altercation in the car park behind KFC in High Street around 7pm.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, where it was confirmed he’d suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket.

Police believe the man pictured could help with their enquiries.

He is thought to be a delivery driver and was wearing a dark coloured motorcycle jacket and carrying a motorcycle helmet.

Anyone who recognises him, or who witnessed the incident and has any information that could help police with their investigation, is asked to make contact online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1305 of 18/05.

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