Police have arrested a man on suspicion of double murder after two women were found dead in a quiet suburban street in a Sussex village, just days before Christmas.
A fleet of ambulances, a helicopter, and teams of police rushed to the scene in Crawley Down, West Sussex following reports of a disturbance just before 10.18 am.
Parademics found the two dead women outside and a man seriously injured inside the house. The injured man has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Initial reports suggested that a knife had been involved in the murders, but Sussex Police have told MailOnline that they strongly refuted this claim.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Sussex and Surrey major crime team, said: ‘In response to media speculation I wish to make it absolutely clear that this is not a knife crime.’
The force gave no further details about the arrested man, the cause of death or how the violence unfolded.
Read More on Dailymail