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Manhunt for Killer on the run as Murder investigation launched after teenage boy is stabbed to death in Crawley

Crawley police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight.

The incident occurred on Malthouse Road in town, and officers and paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service were seen at the railway station and town centre.

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Despite the best efforts of paramedics, an 18-year-old boy died from stab wounds. A manhunt is continuing for the knife who is currently on the run and is described as being in there 20’s and is wearing dark clothing and having brown skin.

Forensics have arrived and set up a tent. A helicopter from the National Police Air Service is also present.

Sussex Police said in a statement this evening:

Detectives are appealing for information after a teenager was fatally wounded in an incident in Crawley this afternoon (20 February).

Police received a report of a stabbing in Malthouse Road, close to Crawley railway station, about 3.21pm.

An 18-year-old man was found with serious injuries and despite the best efforts of members of the public and paramedics, who commenced CPR, he was sadly pronounced deceased.

His next of kin have been informed and are receiving support.

Officers carried out an extensive search of the area, assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter, and a 17-year-old male from Worthing and an 18-year-old male from Horsham were arrested on suspicion of murder.

An 18-year-old female from Crawley has also been arrested for assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Debbie White said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and we are asking anyone with any information about the incident to please come forward.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident with no threat to the wider community, however the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area this evening as our enquiries continue.

“In the meantime, we would urge the public to refrain from speculating about the circumstances.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family at this difficult time, and we are determined to find those responsible for this tragic crime and bring them to justice.”

You can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Gateford.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 

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