Further arrests made as boy dies following Warnham stabbing
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Police investigating a stabbing in Warnham near Horsham are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
A 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after being seriously assaulted in Marches Road in the early hours of Sunday (July 23).
He was taken to hospital, where he sadly died on Tuesday (July 25). His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. One has now been rearrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time; the other is now being treated as a witness and will face no further action.
A 16-year-old girl and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. The woman has been released on conditional bail and the girl remains in custody at this time.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Kimball Edey, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
“We are continuing our appeal for witnesses and ask anyone with information about this tragic incident to please come forward.
“We know that there were a number of young people in attendance at an event, and are keen to speak to them.
“Further arrests have been made in this case, and we ask the public not to speculate about the incident on social media as it may jeopardise the ongoing investigation.
“If you have information for us, please report it to Sussex Police online via the Major Incident Public Portal here or call 01273 470101 and quote Operation Ketley.”
Information can also be passed to police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.