POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an assault last night involving a knife.

A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries after an altercation involving several other young men in Broadfield Barton in Crawley, shortly after 7.30pm.

The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, while a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Both remain in police custody.

A 19-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place, and has been released on bail until February 13.

Investigating officer DC Elliott Whitehead said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has CCTV, dash cam or mobile phone footage of the incident to make contact with us.

"We have a dedicated response to reduce instances of knife crime and serious violence and there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in this area.

"Please approach officers if you would like to raise any concerns, or if you think you can assist with the investigation.

"Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."