Witness appeal after man stabbed in Woodhatch

Map of the Potters Way area released by Surrey Police


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Reigate on Tuesday afternoon (29 January 2019).

Officers were called shortly before 1.30pm to Potters Way, Woodhatch, following reports that a man had been stabbed, and that three men had made off from the scene.

The victim, an 18-year-old man from Redhill, was taken to hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

A burnt-out stolen black Audi A4, believed to have been involved in the incident, was found in Rutherwick Close, Horley.

The three suspects are described as:

  • Black, 5ft 7, black hair
  • White, 6ft, skinny, light brown hair
  • White, 6ft 2, normal build with ginger hair.

Detective Sergeant Tom Griffin, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We are looking to build a picture of what happened, be it around the scene of the attack or where the car was set alight.

We are asking for anyone who was in the Reigate and Horley areas around the time of the incident to come forward if they have seen anything suspicious.

While I understand residents will be concerned by such an incident, we believe the parties involved are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the public.

I would still ask the public to remain vigilant and call us if they see anything suspicious on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Anyone caught illegally carrying a knife will be prosecuted. If you are carrying a knife, or thinking of carrying one, it doesn’t protect you and in fact places you in more danger.

We will accept knives handed in at police stations outside of knife amnesties however your details will be taken.”

Anyone with information about what happened, or with dashcam footage or CCTV, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or online , quoting reference PR/45190010304.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or through their anonymous online form.



Surrey Police

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