A MAN has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two people were injured in a suspected stabbing.

Ali Bhatti, unemployed, of Henderson Road, Crawley, was also charged with possessing a knife blade in a public place following the incident on Friday.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Crawley Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 25.

It comes after two men were hurt in a "serious and distressing assault" as officers responded to reports of a man with a weapon in Horsham Road at around 7.40pm.

Officers used a Taser before arresting 32-year-old on suspicion of double attempted murder.

One person remains in hospital in a stable condition, while the other has been discharged, police said.

Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said: "I'd like to thank the members of the public who have been in touch to support our investigation so far, and to the wider community for their patience, while we responded to this incident.

"We continue to ask for anyone who saw what happened to come forward, particularly anyone who has any relevant mobile phone or dash cam footage."

Footage has since surfaced online and anyone with video of the incident has been asked to contact the police rather than post it online.

Pictures taken from the scene on Saturday showed the scale of the police response, with dozens of officers manning a cordon.

A large section of Horsham Road remained closed throughout the day while officers investigated the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Slope. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.