Crawley stabbing: Man critical after town centre attack
A 24-year old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in a town centre.
Emergency services were called to The Boulevard in Crawley, West Sussex, at about 23:30 BST on Saturday.
The victim, a local man, was taken by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in London with "significant" injuries.
Police have appealed for help in tracing a number of suspects who may have left the scene in a white vehicle.
Ch Insp Rosie Ross, from Sussex Police, said the possibility of the attack being drug-related had not been ruled out.
"It's vital that the community now pulls together to help us deal with those responsible," she added.
"Understandably Crawley residents will be concerned and I want to reassure them that keeping our communities safe remains a priority.
"We have an ongoing commitment to target people supplying Class A drugs in this area and to reduce the significant community harm which is caused."