Murder charge after man stabbed to death near Crawley playground

Cherry Lane adventure playground Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The man was stabbed to death outside Cherry Lane adventure playground

A man has been charged with murder after a 61-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a children's playground.

Vladimir Ivanov, 22, remains in police custody after Glyn Rouse was attacked in Cherry Lane, Crawley, West Sussex, at about 10:30 GMT on Tuesday.

Mr Rouse, of Rushetts Place, was treated by paramedics at the scene but pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Mr Ivanov, a warehouseman, of Juniper Road, will appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Friday.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death as a stab wound.

Police are still appealing for anyone with any information about the incident, the victim or the suspect to come forward.

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