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Two teenagers among three arrested after 19-year-old assaulted in Broadfield Barton, Crawley

Police are investigating an incident at Broadfield Barton, Crawley, on Sunday evening (12 January) in which a 19-year-old man sustained knife wounds during an altercation involving several other young men.

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Police are investigating an incident at Broadfield Barton, Crawley, on Sunday evening (12 January) in which a 19-year-old  man sustained knife wounds during an altercation involving several other young men. 

The attack happened shortly before 7.30pm and the victim was taken to hospital after he suffered serious injuries but not life-threatening injuries.

Three people have been arrested – a 26-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent; a 19-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place and a boy aged 16 on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. 

The 26 and 16-year-old remain in police custody and the 19-year-old man has been released on police bail until 13 February.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Elliott Whitehead said:

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has CCTV, dash cam or mobile phone footage of the incident to make contact with us.

“We have a dedicated response to reduce instances of knife crime and serious violence and there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in this area.  Please approach officers if you would like to raise any concerns you have or if you think you can assist with the investigation.

“Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555111.”

You can report information to us either online or call 101 quoting Operation Dalmatian.

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Crawley Council Leader agrees to meet with opposition party to resolve towns leadership situation

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, has agreed to meet with the towns opposition party, the Conservatives after an invite was extended in response the Mr Lambs call for a motion of no confidence.

In what has been a very tense time across the town politically for the past week, with two Councillors leaving the Labour party resulting in the party have a minority council, another step forward has been made for the council to come to an agreement of how it will continue for the rest of the year.

In a letter replying to Conservative Leader Duncan Crow, Peter Lamb says:

“We belong to different parties of very different beliefs, beliefs which in any ordinary circumstances would make joint-working impossible… However, current circumstances are far from ordinary…Recent events mean that no such majority exists.

We owe it to the town to resolve the current impasse. Consequently the Labour Group has asked that I take up your offer of talks to see what, if any, agreement can be reached.”

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