A man was stabbed in the street in Shinewater earlier this afternoon (July 22).
The 22-year-old received a stab wound to his lower back in Sandown close at around 2pm.
He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition is assessed as not life threatening.
No arrest has been made and enquiries are at an early stage.
Local detectives are asking anyone who saw what happened or has any other information to contact 101, quoting serial 0942 of July 22.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.