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Five arrests after late night fracas in Crawley

The incident happened in the High Street Credit: Google Images

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a brawl in Sussex in which police believe a baseball bat and metal bar were used.

The 22-year-old was in a car when he got into an argument with people in another two cars in Crawley, at around 3am on Saturday.

Police believe two Suzukis and a silver BMW drove into the high street, before several people got out and started fighting outside Lloyds Barbers.

Five people have been arrested and remain in custody, police said.

The victim is now in a medically induced coma.

  • a 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, both from Crawley, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent

  • a 27-year-old man from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of affray

  • a 23-year-old man from Redhill has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

  • a 16-year-old boy from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; drunk and disorderly and assaulting a police officer

It is unclear how the victim [became] unconscious but he is in an extremely serious and life-threatening condition and has been placed into an induced coma."

"We believe all those involved are known to each other and this is not a random attack.

"We would urge anyone with information to come forward and help us."

– Det Insp Wendy Burton, Sussex Police