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Schoolgirl, 14, arrested on suspicion of murdering man, 24 in Crawley


Schoolgirl, 14, is arrested on suspicion of murdering man, 24, who was found fatally stabbed near train station in Crawley

  • Teenage girl, 14, arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 24-year-old man to death
  • Murder probe launched after victim was found with serious injuries on Tuesday
  • The schoolgirl was arrested in South London on Wednesday night by officers 
  • A 21-year-old London man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
  • A friend of the victim said he was ‘a lovely young man, not a trouble maker at all’

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Crawley.

Police and paramedics, including an air ambulance doctor, rushed out to Russell Way near Three Bridges train station, at around 9pm on Tuesday night where the victim was found seriously injured in the street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, prompting a 24-hour manhunt to find his killer.

Last night Sussex Police revealed they had arrested a 14-year-old girl, from Crawley, on suspicion of murder. Officers had previously said the victim and suspect knew each other.

A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.  

Speaking today, a friend of the victim said: ‘He was a lovely, nice young man. He’s not a trouble maker at all.  

Armed police carried out a search around Crawley on Tuesday night after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death. A 14-year-old girl has now been arrested on suspicion of murder

Armed police carried out a search around Crawley on Tuesday night after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death. A 14-year-old girl has now been arrested on suspicion of murder

Parts of Russell Way, near Three Bridges train station were cordoned off as forensic teams carried out their investigation

Parts of Russell Way, near Three Bridges train station were cordoned off as forensic teams carried out their investigation

The victim was found dying outside an address in Russell Way, Crawley. Despite the efforts of an air ambulance doctor and paramedics, the 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene

The victim was found dying outside an address in Russell Way, Crawley. Despite the efforts of an air ambulance doctor and paramedics, the 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene

‘I thought he was a brilliant guy. Very calm and chilled out.

‘He was relaxing to be around and he didn’t have a bad word to say about anybody.

‘I came in from work at 8pm and saw all the emergency services an hour later. It was very out of the ordinary.

‘It sounds like a domestic. I don’t know what has gone on but it is really sad that he has lost his life.’

Nine bouquets of flowers were tied to a bench near the scene in Russell Way in the victim’s memory. 

A spokeswoman from Sussex Police said last night: ‘Emergency services were called to Russell Way at 9pm where they found the 24-year-old victim seriously injured. 

‘He was treated by paramedics and an air ambulance doctor, but despite the specialist care provided was sadly declared dead at the scene.

‘A 14-year-old girl from Crawley was arrested in south London around 10.20pm on Wednesday.

‘A 21-year-old man from London was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. 

‘Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Parkhead.’ 

Police have made two arrests since the murder on Tuesday night. A 14-year-old girl and 21-year-old man have both been taken into police custody

Police have made two arrests since the murder on Tuesday night. A 14-year-old girl and 21-year-old man have both been taken into police custody 

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 on Tuesday night. A teenage girl was arrested in South London on Wednesday night

Local officers also attended the scene as they co-ordinated the response to the attack on Tuesday night. A teenage girl was arrested in South London on Wednesday night 

Helicopters were heard circling over Crawley on Tuesday as police searched for a murder suspect

Helicopters were heard circling over Crawley on Tuesday as police searched for a murder suspect

Armed police were out with local officers and forensic teams near the Skyfall apartments at around 9pm on Tuesday. 

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. 

There was a large police presence following the attack, as police descended on Russell Way

There was a large police presence following the attack, as police descended on Russell Way 

Sussex Police confirmed it had launched a murder investigation after the 24-year-old was stabbed to death. A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender

Sussex Police confirmed it had launched a murder investigation after the 24-year-old was stabbed to death. A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender 

Anyone with information has been asked to call Sussex Police on 101 and refer to Operation Parkhead

Anyone with information has been asked to call Sussex Police on 101 and refer to Operation Parkhead 

Officers were called out to a stabbing at an address in Russell Way on Tuesday evening

Officers were called out to a stabbing at an address in Russell Way on Tuesday evening

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