Man, 24, dies after being attacked near train station in Crawley as police launch manhunt


Man, 24, dies after being attacked near train station in Crawley as police launch manhunt for suspect

  • Air ambulance lifted 24-year-old man to hospital after attack yesterday evening
  • Armed police descend on road in Crawley as suspect died shortly afterwards  
  • Officers are searching for a suspect who is thought to be known to the victim  

A 24-year-old man has died after being attacked near a train station in Crawley as police launch a manhunt for the suspect.

The victim was airlifted to hospital after reportedly being stabbed in Three Bridges, near Crawley in Sussex, on Tuesday evening.

A spokesman from Sussex Police confirmed a manhunt was underway, writing: ‘Sadly, a man has died after sustaining critical injuries in an assault in Russell Way, Crawley, on Tuesday evening. 

Armed police were out searching for a suspect last night after a 24-year-old was killed in an attack in Three Bridges, near Crawley

Parts of the street were cordoned off as forensic teams carried out their own investigation

‘We are searching for a suspect known to the victim, but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.’

It is thought victim suffered serious stab wounds during the attack which happened inside a home. 

Armed police were out with local officers and forensic teams near the Skyfall apartments at around 11pm. 

Officers had cordoned off part of the street as they carried out investigations into the night. 

Helicopters were reportedly heard circling overhead in the town following the attack. 

Forensic experts were in Russell Way following the attack on Tuesday night. Police say they are looking for a suspect who was known to the victim

Forensic experts were in Russell Way following the attack on Tuesday night. Police say they are looking for a suspect who was known to the victim

Armed officers from Sussex Police arrived at the scene as they searched for a suspected killer

Armed officers from Sussex Police arrived at the scene as they searched for a suspected killer

Local officers also attended the scene as they co-ordinated the response to the attack

Local officers also attended the scene as they co-ordinated the response to the attack 

There was a large police presence following the attack, as police descended on Russell Way at around 11pm on Tuesday

There was a large police presence following the attack, as police descended on Russell Way at around 11pm on Tuesday

MailOnline has approached Sussex Police for a comment. 

More to follow. 

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