SEAFORD: Teens arrested over stabbing

Avondale Road
Avondale Road

TWO teenage boys have been arrested after a man was stabbed in the chest on the doorstep of his Seaford home.

The 42-year-old was left seriously ill after the attack, which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were called to the Avondale Road address at 4.40am. Scenes of crime officers also attended the scene.

The man was taken to hospital where yesterday (Tuesday) he was described as being in a stable condition.

Police said they are not treating the incident as a random attack.

The boys, aged 13 and 14 and from Seaford, have been bailed until May 14 pending further enquiries.

And on Monday Jonathan Bickerstaff appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court after being charged with wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

The 22-year-old, of Gibbon Road, Newhaven, had been arrested on Saturday along with the boys on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Bickerstaff was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the crown court at a later date.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Dorado or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.