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Witnesses sought after violent fight in-front of families dining in Crawley restaurant

Police are seeking witnesses to a violent incident in Crawley town centre.



On Saturday 7 September at around 7.20pm a group of four men entered the Red Piri Piri restaurant in the High Street, Crawley.

There was altercation between the staff and the men in which items were thrown around the shop. This continued outside the premises with fighting in the High Street.

Five men, including two members of staff at the restaurant, reported injuries including cuts and bruises sustained as a result of this incident.

Investigator Sharon Rentoul said:

“This was an violent incident that took place at a time when there would have been many families and other members of the public out for an evening meal.

“No arrests have been at this stage but enquiries are continuing and we are working to establish the motive for the incident.

“Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1264 of 07/09.”


Update on man found unconscious in Memorial Gardens, Crawley



Police have released an update after a man was found unconscious in Memorial Gardens, Crawley on Wednesday 9th Oct.

A man found slumped face down amd unconscious near a bench on the north side of Memorial Gardens, Crawley, at 8.21am on Wednesday (9 October) had sustained a head injury, the cause of which is being investigated by police.

Officers are conducting enquiries to establish if another person was involved and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the man earlier that morning or who noticed anything suspicious.

The man, aged 47 and of no fixed address, was flown by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, suffering from a life-threatening condition.

He is currently in intensive care.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 274 of 09/10.

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