Man pleads guilty after stanley knife incident

AN EASTBOURNE man has admitted to lashing out with a knife during an attack at a Hailsham pub.

Lucas Lamb was at the Corn Exchange in the High Street on Saturday May 12 when trouble flared in the early hours of the next morning.

At an earlier hearing magistrates heard how a fellow pub-goer who was slashed with a Stanley knife needed 85 stitches and his injuries were initially thought to be life-threatening because of the blood loss.

However, this was able to be controlled.

The court was told victim Alec Pope was at the premises when his son was punched by a person who was not 29-year-old Lamb.

Following the incident police announced they were looking to speak to Lamb in connection with the attack after the blade used hit an artery in the man’s throat.

At Lewes Crown Court on Friday August 10 Lamb, of Walton Close, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.

He pleaded guilty on a basis of plea stating that he had been attacked before and that was why he was carrying a knife.

He also said on the night in question he saw a group of men fighting, got jumped on and fell to the ground. He then swiped out with the knife in self defence.

Lamb was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on September 10.