A 39-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed in the neck with broken glass and staggered through the town centre in front of horrified shoppers.
The man had been attacked in the Sun Convenience Store with broken glass at around 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon (July 30).
He then stumbled out to Langney Road, opposite the Curzon Cinema.
The Gazette understands members of the public went to help the injured local man and tried to give him first aid.
Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and the area was cordoned off for around three hours while police investigated.
The injured man needed stitches for the cut in his neck, which was caused by a shard of broken glass.
His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
Detective Sergeant Ross Bartlett said, “He was very lucky not to suffer worse injuries.
“A stab wound to the neck can be very serious.”
Peter Naylor, 51, of Albion Road, and Learna Wood, 34, of Pevensey Road, have been charged with wounding with intent following the incident.
The pair appeared before the town’s magistrates court on Monday (August 1).
They did not enter a plea but were remanded in custody. They will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on October 17.