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Young man knocked unconscious and robbed in broad daylight in Memorial Gardens, Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Crawley Memorial Gardens.

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At about 1pm on Sunday 21 July, the 26-year-old victim was walking through the Memorial Gardens when he was hit from behind to the side of his head with a solid object and fell to the ground, losing consciousness.

His mobile phone and wallet were stolen.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for a large lump to the side of his head and bruising to his eye and cheek.

Detective Constable Sam Jedrzejewska said;

“We would like to trace three men seen in the area at the time. One is described as black, in his early 20’s, 5’6”, with a short black afro and of skinny build, wearing a plain black t-shirt and Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was described as black, about 17 years old, 5’4 and skinny build, wearing a red head covering. The last man is described as black, around 19 years old and of skinny build.

“If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 718 of 21/07.”

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Police helicopter assists officers after reports of incident involving a knife in Broadfield Barton, Crawley

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A police helicopter search over Broadfield Barton has been assisting Crawley Police officers on the ground this afternoon.

The helicopter was called in shortly after 3pm today (August 14th) after report of an altercation.

It was reported that one of those involved in the altercation has a knife.

Officers attended and conducted an area search, but the suspects were not located.

Police are maintaining a presence in the area and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 947 of 14/08.

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

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