Sussex

Eighth arrest over Crawley 'planned fight'

Forensic officers at the scene
Image caption Officers were called to the area after they received reports of a fight

An eighth arrest has been made after a "planned fight" in West Sussex left two men with serious head injuries.

Police said a 23-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of affray after the incident in Queensway, in Crawley town centre, on 15 September.

On Friday, a 35-year-old man who suffered a head injury left hospital.

Police are still seeking another suspect - a man of Afro-Caribbean appearance, aged in his 20s, about 6ft tall, muscular and with a local accent.

The other person injured in the fight, a 43-year-old man, left hospital a few days after the incident.

Officers were called to an area behind an Argos store after receiving reports of a fight and people being attacked.

After the incident, Det Insp Dave McCullogh it appeared to have been a planned incident between people who knew each other, with a large number of people involved.

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