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Two women murdered in West Sussex village – The Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk

Two women murdered in West Sussex village – The Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk


Two women were murdered when a killer launched a frenzied attack in a West Sussex village days before Christmas.

The victims were killed in broad daylight on a street in Crawley Down on Sunday morning, in what locals described as a “bloodbath” while a man was found seriously injured inside the property and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton , where he was reportedly admitted to the major trauma unit.

Emergency services including ambulances, police cars and a helicopter were scrambled to a semi-detached home on Hazel Way at about 10: 20 am and found the two women outside who were declared dead at the scene.

Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder but gave no further details. Residents said 20 police cars had been dispatched to the street where the bodies were discovered.

Many residents were convinced that the two women had been stabbed to death, however, police have strenuously denied the attack was a knife crime.

Sussex Police did not reveal the cause of death of the victims, though the force said it was an isolated incident with no further risk to the public.

One neighbor who saw the police and ambulances arrive said the killer had “gone beserk”.

“To think that on a Sunday morning you wake up to a normal day and suddenly all this happens. It is even more desperate because it is so close to Christmas,” he added.

Another neighbor said: “This is a terrible scene – and so near Christmas.

“Those poor people, they must have been terrified in the moments before they died.

“This is normally such a quiet place, nothing nasty ever happens here. We are just a nice ordinary estate with no trouble.

“Everyone is really struggling to come to terms with what has happened.

“The paramedics were here really quickly and were brilliant but sadly there was nothing they could do.

The bodies of the two women were covered with white blankets in the street as forensic officers searched a property for evidence. Three forensic tents were pitched in the street and investigators in white suits could be observed combing the area for evidence.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Sussex and Surrey major crime team, said: “This is a fast-moving investigation which will see significant police resources deployed to the scene for the foreseeable future.

“We are grateful for the support and patience of the local community while we conduct our inquiries.

“My thoughts are very much with the friends and family of the two women who have sadly lost their lives.”

Apolice cordon remained in place around the houses close to where the bodies were found last night.


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