Crawley man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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A man from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was attacked, according to police.

Officers said the attack happened in the town on Wednesday night (June 1).

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “Officers were called to Chanctonbury Way shortly after 10pm to reports of a woman having suffered serious head injuries in an assault involving a weapon.

"She was taken to hospital by the ambulance service.

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“Police officers attended and a suspect – a 30-year-old man from Crawley – was identified and swiftly arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.”

A man has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue, according to officers.

Investigating officer Detective James Reilly said, “We understand that incidents such as these are concerning, but I would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident with no wider risk of harm.”

Police said they are carrying out forensic investigations.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police quoting Operation Clifford.