Eastbourne police search for driver in relation to stabbing

Police investigating a stabbing in Eastbourne town centre are looking to identify a person they believe could help with their enquiries.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:25 pm

Officers were called to Terminus Road just after 8.30pm on Saturday, April 10 after a 17-year-old boy suffered serious wounds to the stomach.

The boy was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged, according to police.

Police said they believe a vehicle was flagged down by two men in Gildredge Road shortly after the assault, around 8.45pm, and officers are keen to speak to the driver of the vehicle as part of their ongoing enquiries.

FREE HAND OUT:Police are searching for suspects after two people were assaulted in Eastbourne last night. Crime scene on Terminus Road in the centre of Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK. (Jon Santa Cruz) SUS-211104-103136001
FREE HAND OUT:Police are searching for suspects after two people were assaulted in Eastbourne last night. Crime scene on Terminus Road in the centre of Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK. (Jon Santa Cruz) SUS-211104-103136001

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Parkham.

Alternatively, information can be passed to police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police said two men have been charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place – they are next due to appear in court on May 14.

To read about the charges click here.