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Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of man in Crawley

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was treated at Crawley Hospital for a deep laceration wound to his neck.

Officers were called on Thursday morning (4 February) by staff after the injured 36-year-old victim turned up at the hospital. He received treatment.

Police have since arrested two men aged 35 and 39 in connection with the attempted murder.

The 39-year-old man has been released on bail until 3 March while the man aged 35 have been released on bail until 7 March pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which is believed to have taken place between 10pm on Wednesday (3 February) and 9.45am on Thursday (4 February) in Ifield Road, Crawley.

Anyone with information is urged to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Bookworm.

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

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Crawley’s buses to be fitted with anti-virus filters

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Anti-virus air filters are being fitted to every bus on the Brighton & Hove and Metrobus fleet, as an added measure to further reduce the risk of Covid transmission.  

The new filters have an anti-virus coating and remove 99.99%* of viruses and bacteria, as air flows into both decks and the driver’s cab. Air is already regularly refreshed on buses with doors opening at stops and windows open and this is an extra safety precaution.  

Engineers have fitted the new air filters on every bus and converted the whole fleet of 400 buses within just one month. These filters will continue to be used as standard within the regular replacement programme.   

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Managing Director Martin Harris said: “The new filters are a welcome addition to the safety measures we already have lined up on buses to defeat the virus, alongside high cleaning standards, face coverings, social distancing, keeping windows open and paying by contactless.  

“Our engineers have been working round the clock to fit these filters so that our passengers can feel even more confident that they are travelling in a clean and safe bus. A good flow of fresh air is increasingly being recognised as one of the most important protections against Covid alongside ‘Hands, Face and Space’ and these filters are an important step.”   The PEPA-F HVAC filters were developed by Filtration Control and train builder Bombardier and capture particles in the air that might contain pathogens and virus such as Covid-19. 

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