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Extra time for police to question 2 men & 2 women arrested on suspicion of 20-year-old's murder

Police are continuing to question four people

Sussex Police have been granted extra time to continue questioning four people arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 20-year-old man.

The victim, from Mayfield, was found with a stab wound at a property in Spencers Road in Crawley in the early hours of Saturday morning. He later died in hospital. A post mortem examination is underway.

Two men aged 20, and two women aged 22 and 24 - all from Crawley - were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday. They remain in police custody, after detectives were granted a 36-hour warrant of further detention to continue their enquiries.

Crawley murder inquiry continues after fatal stabbing

Police have spent the day making enquiries in the Spencer Road area of Crawley Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the death of a man who was stabbed in Crawley. The 20-year-old man from Mayfield was found at a house in Spencer Road in the town in the early hours of this morning.

Sussex Police have been guarding the scene in Spencer Road

Anyone with information can telephone 101 quoting Operation Venture; email also quoting Operation Vulture; or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (


Murder investigation launched in Sussex

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 20-year-old man was found with serious injuries at a house in Crawley this morning. Officers were called by paramedics to Spencers Road at around 3am. The victim was treated at the scene for what is believed to be a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 24-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman and a two 20-year-old men, who are all from Crawley, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Antony Archibald from the Sussex and Surrey Major Crime Team said: "This has been a fast moving investigation and we are still making enquiries. We have arrested four people who are being questioned. Officers remain in the Spencers Road area to speak to residents about their concerns."

Police search for man wanted for recall to prison

Police are searching for 29-year old Ryan Brown from Crawley, who is wanted for recall to prison.

Brown had been released from prison on licence on 9th March.

Ryan Brown wanted for recall to prison Credit: Sussex Police

Ryan Brown was part of the way through an eighteen month sentence for actual bodily harm.

He has failed to comply with his conditions of his licence and the probation service now enquire him to be recalled to prison.

He is thought to be in the Crawley area.

Members of the public are advised not to approach Brown but contact police.


Woman with baby assaulted while looking for parking space at Tesco

A mother and her young baby have been attacked as they were parking in a Tesco supermarket in Crawley.

The incident happened on Friday (Feb 5) when the 23-year-old woman was looking for a space at the supermarket in Hazlewick, Crawley.

Police say she was abused and sexually assaulted by a man in a Range Rover who was driving the wrong direction.

When another woman confronted the man about his behaviour, a passenger from the Range Rover became involved and bottles of fizzy drink were thrown in the woman's face.

The men are described as:

  • of Indian appearance
  • one was 5'8" of cubby build
  • wearing a grey zipped up hooded top
  • no description of second man

The victim was unhurt but was badly shaken by the incident.

This was a most unpleasant and disturbing incident, not least due to the sexual nature of the assault and the presence of the victim's young child.

We would like to contact the unknown woman who intervened, and also anyone else who saw what happened or who knows who these men are.

– PC Gemma Sutton, Sussex Police
  1. Phil Hornby, Political Correspondent

A day out with the Labour leader: Phil Hornby's blog

Phil Hornby Credit: ITV news

Jeremy Corbyn certainly does politics differently. I went with him on a visit to a pre-school in Crawley today. I have probably been on hundreds of similar visits, but never before have I seen a politician fail to engage with, or even speak to, any of the children there. Normally the politicians dive straight in for the photo-opportunity. Not Mr Corbyn today.

Is he shy? Is he worried a photo-opp might go wrong? Or does he think talking to 4 year olds and playing with Lego is a bit pointless when he really wants to talk to their parents about tax credits? I am not sure, but don't look out for him kissing babies on the election trail any time soon.

He did find himself singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with the children but even that wasn't meant to happen. They were killing time, and singing to keep the children amused, before the clock struck eleven for the Remembrance silence.

Jeremy Corbin visits Crawley pre-school Credit: ITV news

When I interviewed him he did come out with some of the usual guff (about winning again not only in Crawley but "across the South" - I am sure not even Mr Corbyn thinks that will happen) but he was frank about other issues. Airport expansion? No to Heathrow, but maybe to Gatwick. The Calais migrants? Let some of them in. Kneeling before the Queen for the Privy Council swearing in? That won't be necessary.

On airports, his answer was interesting. If the Government recommend Heathrow expansion, Labour look like they will oppose it. So will the SNP and the Lib Dems. Even if Northern Ireland MPs support it (and I have no idea if they will) there could be enough Tory rebels to defeat the Government. The long-running runway saga could have quite a long way to run yet.

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