Eastbourne man arrested after Portslade stabbing

Sussex Police

Sussex Police

A 20-year-old from Eastbourne has been arrested on suspicion of theft and wounding with intent after a man was stabbed in Portslade last Friday (June 3).

Police were called to a report of a stabbing in St Nicholas Road at around 3.30pm.

The victim, a 20-year-old local man, was taken to the nearby Portslade Medical Centre for first aid treatment. He was then taken by paramedics to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Sussex Police said he suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.

Following the incident a 20-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and six counts of theft from a shop.

He has been bailed until July 16 pending further enquiries.

Police say a second suspect – a 16-year-old boy from Brighton – has been identified but has not yet been arrested.

A number of pedestrians and vehicles were in the area at the time, and police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Woodcroft.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)

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