Lawyer charged with tried homicide in Crawley in custody

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Lawyer charged with attempted murder in Crawley in custody

A lawyer charged with attempted murder remains in custody five days after reports that a police officer was attacked with a knife.

A man reportedly tried to stab an officer on West Green Drive in Crawley on Thursday morning.

The Sussex police were called shortly after 9:30 a.m. after callers reported concerns about a man carrying a knife.

The troops arrived at the scene and challenged the man who allegedly tried to stab one of the officers in the chest.

The officer wore a body armor but later suffered a slight cut in his hand during the incident.

The attacker was arrested and the officer treated at the scene.

Jack Chao of West Green Drive in Crawley was charged with attempted murder following the incident and was on remand.

The 37-year-old attorney appeared before Brighton Magistrates on Saturday, where he was further detained ahead of a trial preparation hearing on January 18 next year.

Chief Inspector Shane Baker, district commander for Crawley and Mid Sussex, said: “Our police officers show great courage in putting themselves at risk every day to protect the public.

“Fortunately, the officer is recovering well in this case and has received many messages of support from his colleagues.”

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