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Two arrested after stabbing in Crawley High Street

The 22-year-old victim was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

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A fight which saw a man stabbed in the early hours of Saturday (June 23) in Crawley has led to the arrest of two people.

An officer was flagged down on the High Street at around 12.30am after one man involved in the fight had been detained.

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The victim, a 22-year-old Crawley man, had been out with friends and had been involved in an altercation with two men on the High Street between Deja Vu and Troys Kebab.

He suffered a minor stab wound to his back and was treated in hospital.

One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, a 23-year-old man from London. Another was arrested near to Asda, a 21-year-old man from Crawley on suspicion of attempted murder and GBH.

They have both been released under investigation while the investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Carolyn Kendall said:

“The victim and suspects seem to be known to each other and we are appealing to anyone else who was in the area who might have seen the assault take place.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting Operation Silverdale.”

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For our advice on how to report an assault please click here.

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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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