A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Crawley.
Police and paramedics, including an air ambulance doctor, rushed out to Russell Way near Three Bridges train station, at around 9pm on Tuesday night where the victim was found seriously injured in the street.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, prompting a 24-hour manhunt to find his killer.
Last night Sussex Police revealed they had arrested a 14-year-old girl, from Crawley, on suspicion of murder. Officers had previously said the victim and suspect knew each other.
A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Armed police carried out a search around Crawley on Tuesday night after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death. A 14-year-old girl has now been arrested on suspicion of murder
Parts of Russell Way, near Three Bridges train station were cordoned off as forensic teams carried out their investigation
The victim was found dying outside an address in Russell Way, Crawley. Despite the efforts of an air ambulance doctor and paramedics, the 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene
A spokeswoman from Sussex Police said last night: ‘Emergency services were called to Russell Way at 9pm where they found the 24-year-old victim seriously injured.
‘He was treated by paramedics and an air ambulance doctor, but despite the specialist care provided was sadly declared dead at the scene.
‘A 14-year-old girl from Crawley was arrested in south London around 10.20pm on Wednesday.
‘A 21-year-old man from London was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
‘Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Parkhead.’
Police have made two arrests since the murder on Tuesday night. A 14-year-old girl and 21-year-old man have both been taken into police custody
Armed officers from Sussex Police arrived at the scene as they searched for a suspected killer
Local officers also attended the scene as they co-ordinated the response to the attack on Tuesday night. A teenage girl was arrested in South London on Wednesday night
Helicopters were heard circling over Crawley on Tuesday as police searched for a murder suspect
Armed police were out with local officers and forensic teams near the Skyfall apartments at around 9pm on Tuesday.
Officers had cordoned off part of the street as they carried out investigations into the night.
Helicopters were reportedly heard circling overhead in the town following the attack.
There was a large police presence following the attack, as police descended on Russell Way
Sussex Police confirmed it had launched a murder investigation after the 24-year-old was stabbed to death. A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
Anyone with information has been asked to call Sussex Police on 101 and refer to Operation Parkhead
Officers were called out to a stabbing at an address in Russell Way on Tuesday evening