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11-year-old girl seriously injured after traffic incident outside K2 Crawley

The air ambulance attended the scene taking the girl to St George’s in Tooting.

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Two people are in serious condition after an incident outside K2 Crawley this afternoon.

The incident occurred at 1.25pm.

Sussex Police said:

“At 1.25pm on Wednesday (20 February) emergency services went to the A23 on Pease Pottage Hill outside the K2 Leisure Centre at Crawley after three cars were reported to have collided.

A woman driving one of the cars was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for a head injury, and an 11-year-old girl who was a passenger in the same car was taken by air ambulance to St Georges Hospital in South London.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online at
https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or by calling 101, quoting serial 540 of 20/02. “

A Fiat Punto and Chrysler Voyager seem to have been involved with both sustaining serious damage.

One wheel of the Punto is lying on the other side of a safety barrier.

A spokesperson for SECAMB said:

“We can confirm ambulance crews have attended the scene, the A23, close to K2 Leisure Centre, following reports of a serious RTC. The air ambulance service joined us at the scene. Two patients have been taken to hospital. One patient has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital by road and one patient has been airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Both have suffered potentially serious injuries.

One patient has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital by road and one patient has been airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Both have suffered potentially serious injuries.”

Crawley Police tweeted from the scene:

Traffic around the area was at a gridlock with police diverting traffic.

People are asked to avoid the area.

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‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.

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Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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