A MAN was stabbed to death in an attack in a block of flats.

Anthony Williams was killed on Tuesday afternoon at a flat in Horsham.

Three people were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 37-year-old, from Broadbridge Heath, died at the scene despite emergency services’ efforts to save him.

The entire block where the stabbing took place, Burtons Court in Park Way, was cordoned off.

Neighbours said they wondered what was happening after being “left in the dark” by police.

Many said they were feeling anxious after the killing, which happened at shortly after 5pm.

One resident who lives in the block next to the incident told The Argus: “Me and my sister were getting ready for our holiday the next day, putting on some music to get us in the mood and then all of a sudden we saw loads of flashing blue lights and dozens of police officers running past our windows.”

The man, who asked not to be named, added: “Then one of the officers said there had been a stabbing at one of the flats.

“It is definitely something to worry about happening so close to home.

“Everyone came to see what was going on but the police would not tell us.

“It would have been nice for reassurances because it is scary when you don’t know what’s going on.

“I heard one person shouting at a policeman because she wanted to get possessions from her flat.”

The man has lived in Horsham for seven years, and said the incident was out of the blue, adding: “Nothing like this has ever happened before.”

Two men, aged 18 and 22 from London, and a 22-year-old woman were arrested 40 minutes later at Littlehaven railway station in Horsham.

Another man, aged 30, was arrested later that night.

The men were arrested on suspicion of murder while the woman was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.

This incident comes little more than a month after a woman was raped in the Piries Place car park, which is next to the block of flats where Mr Williams died.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Edgewood or report it online at www.sussex.police.uk.

Alternatively, they can report their information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.