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22 December 2019 18:32

Sussex Police said it is investigating a "major incident" in Crawley Down amid reports of a knife attack.

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The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from birminghammail - daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were killed outside a house in West Sussex. Sussex Police said it is investigating a "major incident" in Crawley Down amid reports of a knife attack. The incident happened on Sunday, December 22, and police said that they also found a man seriously injured inside who has been taken to hospital in Brighton. Reports suggested that a knife had been involved in the attack but the force gave no further details about the arrested man or the cause of death. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Sussex and Surrey major crime team, said: "At this time we believe this to be an isolated incident, with no ongoing risk to members of the public.

"This is a fast-moving investigation which will see significant police resources deployed to the scene for the forseeable future. We are grateful for the support and patience of the local community while we conduct our enquiries." She added: "My thoughts are very much with the friends and family of the two women who have sadly lost their lives." A fleet of ambulances, a helicopter and teams of police rushed to the scene following the incident which happened just before 11am today. A neighbour told the PA news agency there were seven police cars and two ambulances parked in the street and a helicopter overhead. "All I know is that I was coming home from Crawley at around 11.30am and I was passed by the ambulance crews and most of the police cars." Three forensic tents were pitched in the street and investigators in white forensic suits could be seen combing the area for evidence. A cordon remains in place on Hazel Way, Crawley Down and police are restricting access to the street.

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