Crawley Stabbing Death – The bereaved relatives of a deceased young man, who met an untimely demise as a result of a stabbing incident in Crawley, have expressed their heartfelt homage to him. Harrison Tomkins sustained numerous stab wounds during the altercation that took place at a residential complex located on Arthur Road in Crawley, at approximately 5:30 am on Sunday, August 13th.
The police and paramedics promptly arrived at the location and administered immediate medical assistance. However, despite their diligent efforts, the individual, aged 25 and hailing from Three Bridges, tragically succumbed to his injuries. According to a tribute provided by his family, Harrison was regarded as a kind, caring, witty, and cherished son and older sibling. His absence will be deeply felt by a large number of individuals.
The individual’s steadfast capacity to perceive positive qualities in others had a pivotal role in shaping their fundamental principles, which was evident in all of their actions. In the brief duration of Harrison’s presence within our community, he has exerted a significant and far-reaching beneficial influence. This impact extends not only to his immediate family and close acquaintances but also encompasses his professional peers and other individuals with whom he maintained connections.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Sussex Police and the other emergency services for their prompt response. This expeditious course of action is expected to facilitate the attainment of justice on behalf of Harrison. We would also like to express our gratitude to all our family and friends for the profound affection and assistance we have received throughout this distressing period.
The Surrey and Sussex Police Major Crime Team promptly initiated an inquiry, leading to the expeditious apprehension of a 22-year-old individual from London and a 23-year-old individual from Crawley on grounds of suspected murder. The search efforts were bolstered by the utilization of a drone and the National Police Air Service chopper. The individual identified as Kaydon Prior, aged 23, residing at Hazelwick Avenue in Crawley, has been formally accused of committing three offenses: murder, possession of an offensive weapon, and assault by beating.
Jason Curtis, a 22-year-old individual residing on Lairdale Road in Lambeth, London, has been formally accused of committing a single act of homicide. On Wednesday, the duo made an appearance before Crawley Magistrates’ Court and were subsequently detained in custody. They are scheduled to appear before Lewes Crown Court on Friday. Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, representing the Major Crime Team, expressed her condolences for the unfortunate occurrence, emphasizing the gravity of the incident and her sympathies to Harrison’s family during this challenging period.
We aim to provide assurance to the general public that we are regarding this incident as a deliberate attack aimed at specific individuals, posing no risk to the broader community. Furthermore, we affirm that we are not actively seeking any additional individuals in relation to this occurrence. The local community should anticipate a heightened law enforcement presence in the vicinity as we proceed with our investigative procedures.
We kindly request that any anyone who may have witnessed the incident or had information that could be of assistance to our ongoing investigation to please step forward. There are two available methods for reporting the incident: online reporting or contacting the authorities through telephone at 101, while referencing Operation Churchtown.
Alternatively, individuals have the option to anonymously reach out to the independent charitable organization known as Crimestoppers through the telephone number 0800 555 111 or by submitting a report online.
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