Teenager guilty of knife attack murder in Crawley

Kai Gasson guilty of murder Credit: Sussex Police

A teenager who stabbed and killed a man in Crawley has been found guilty of murder.

Kai Gasson from Crawley, who's 17 and unemployed, admitted using a lock knife to injure Arnold Potter.

However, he claimed he did so in self-defence.

Arnold Potter, who was 24-years old, was found collapsed in the street after being stabbed in Watson Close, Maidenblower on November 15th, 2018.

He died shortly afterwards.

It's alleged that in the events leading up to the attack, the defendant had been approached in the street by Arnold, who is reported to have held a knife to his throat and threatened to rob him of his drugs.

In response to this, Gasson withdrew a knife from his bag and used it to stab Arnold

Kai Gasson has been found guilty of the murder of Arnold Potter and now faces a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

A replica of the knife used Credit: Sussex Police