Eastbourne man 'stabs woman known to him' as police helicopter sent out

An Eastbourne man has been charged with stabbing a woman known to him. Picture: Dan Jessup
An Eastbourne man has been charged with stabbing a woman known to him. Picture: Dan Jessup

A man from Eastbourne has been charged with stabbing a female known to him in an incident which caused the police helicopter to be sent out.

On Friday night, there was a large police presence in the town and the police helicopter was sent out.

At 1am on Saturday, Inspector Mark Rosser tweeted that officers had been dealing with a 'serious assault' in the 'Faversham Road, Hawkhurst Close area of Eastbourne'.

Last night, he published an update to the incident.

He tweeted: "Following this incident, hard working investigators from East Sussex have just charged 38 year old Wesley Solway with 8 offences including the stabbing of a female who was known to him."

Mr Solway will appear in court.

Witnesses to the incident can call 101.