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4 October 2018

News and appeals 

Did you see a fight in Broadfield Barton in Crawley?

Two people have been arrested after a fight outside a butchers in Crawley.
Shortly after 1pm on Saturday (September 29) an argument broke out between two men and a woman outside a butchers in Broadfield Barton. They are all known to each other During the argument, one of the men pulled out a knife and slashed the other man in the arm. 
The victim, a 40-year-old, received treatment from paramedics at the scene.
Detective Constable Rachael Hinkley said: "We are appealing for anyone who might have been in the butchers or in Broadfield Barton at the time and might have seen what happened.

"We believe these people are known to each other and that the argument might have started elsewhere.
"We are keen to speak to any witnesses who can help with our on-going investigation."
Two people, a 35-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman both from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and have been released under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting serial 593 of 29/09. 


Jewellery with sentimental value stolen from Crawley property


Police are appealing for information following the theft of sentimental jewellery from a Crawley property.A total of four rings, eight earrings, four necklaces, nine bracelets and £200 were stolen from a house in Wolstonbury Close, Crawley, between 6 and 17 September.

PC Luke Farley said: “The victims were away when the burglary took place, and the incident has left them very upset. Read more here.

Man stabbed outside pub in Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses to the stabbing of a man outside a pub in Crawley in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 29).

Officers were called to The Grasshopper in Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, at 12.19am to reports of a large group fighting outside the pub where an 18th birthday party was taking place. It was reported that a man had been attacked and injured. The 18-year-old victim, who was not the celebrant, sustained a stab wound to his abdomen. He was taken to the East Surrey Hospital at Redhill for treatment and discharged later on Saturday.

Detective Constable Dan Richardson said: "There were a lot of people at the pub and a large group outside at the time of the assault. If you saw what happened or you have any information about the incident, please report online or call 101 quoting serial 26 of 29/09.


Police cease to record lost property reports

From today (Monday 1 October), in alignment with police forces nationally, Sussex Police will no longer record reports of lost property in police stations, in person, online, email or through 101.

The national decision was approved by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) after discussions between police forces and the National Police Front Counters Forum (NPFCF). Traditionally, police have accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, although there is no statutory duty to do so.Read more here.


Operation Sceptre- Knife Crime Campaign

During our recent Operation Sceptre campaign  in Crawley there were increased patrols and stop checks conducted in targeted locations, 108 knives were collect throughout Crawley and Mid Sussex. Our Prevention Youth Officers have carried out a number of knife crime sessions in age relevant schools. We also conducted a Test Purchase for knives at 6 of our local big retailers with help of Police Cadets. 5 stores refused to sell to them, but 1 store failed by selling a pack of kitchen knives. The store was challenged about the sale & their details have been forwarded to TradingStandards.


Project EDWARD

Many thanks for your support in Project EDWARD.  Sussex achieved ZERO road deaths on the day.  We are still encouraging people to make everyday project EDWARD day and stay safe on the road.


Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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