A police officer was seriously hurt when he intervened to stop a violent incident in Crawley town centre.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, two officers in a police car were driving along Peglar Way when they saw two men apparently fighting in the rear car park of The George Hotel. They intervened and one of the officers needed hospital treatment after sustaining a serious knee injury.
A 16 year old boy from Croydon was arrested on suspicion of assault with intent to resist arrest, possession of a large hunting knife, possession of cannabis and attempted robbery. The other person involved, a 45 year old Crawley man, was not injured or arrested and is being treated as a witness.
Sussex Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.