A teenager has been charged after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed.

Carling Poynter, 18, has been charged with attempted murder following the incident on Sunday evening.

The 15-year-old remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Poynter, of Broadfield in Crawley, was remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed, pending further enquiries.


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Superintendent Imran Asghar said: "This has been a fast-moving investigation and I understand it has caused concern for the wider community.

"There will continue to be an increased police presence in the Broadfield area while we carry out enquiries and to offer reassurance.

"An investigation was launched as soon as this was reported and we were swiftly able to bring two people into custody. One person has been charged to appear in court and another has been bailed. We do not believe this incident posed a wider risk to the public.

"The investigation continues and we continue to ask for witnesses or anyone with information or footage to report online or call 101 and quote Operation Langstone."