A YOUNG man who died after being found in the street with stab wounds has been named by police as Nimroy Hendricks.

Paramedics and the air ambulance rushed to Russell Way, Three Bridges, Crawley on Tuesday night but the 24-year-old's injuries were too severe and he could not be saved.

Flowers and messages of support have been left at the crime scene following his death.

A 14-year-old girl from Crawley, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged with murder in connection with the incident.

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She has also been charged with possessing a knife in a public place, and is expected to appear before magistrates in Crawley this afternoon.

Armed police were sent to Russell Way at 9pm on Tuesday where they found Nimroy Hendricks with severe stab wounds to his chest.

He died from his injuries at the scene.

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A large manhunt followed as Sussex Police launched a murder probe into the incident.

Officers scoured the area for the suspect and appealed to residents to report any information that might help them with their enquiries.

Forensics teams attended the scene of the stabbing and the area was cordoned off as investigations into the incident began.

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Markers were set out on an area of pavement nearby and officers were seen taking photographs as they collected evidence from the site.

Late on Wednesday night, more than 24 hours after the incident, Sussex Police reported that a 14-year-old girl had been arrested in south London on suspicion of murder.

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She has now been charged with the offence, as well as possession of a knife in a public place.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team described the case as "particularly challenging" and made a plea to people not to speculate on any aspects of the murder investigation.

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He said: “The circumstances of this case are particularly challenging for everyone involved and will continue to be difficult as people come to terms with significant loss and grief.

"It is imperative that the Criminal Justice system is allowed to operate effectively in order to support all involved in this case and, therefore, I would make a personal plea to people to not speculate on social media on the circumstances of the case or the identity or motivation of the defendant, whose name may not legally be published."