Peacehaven teen jailed for Eastbourne stabbing

A teenager has been jailed for seven years after a stabbing in Eastbourne.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 6:11 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:34 am
Photo Dan Jessup

Police were called to reports a boy had been stabbed outside a shop in Holly Place, Hampden Park, shortly after 1.30pm on February 23.

A 17-year-old boy from Peacehaven, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at the scene and charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent, threatening a person with a knife in a public place and assaulting a police constable.

He pleaded guilty to all three offences at Lewes Crown Court on March 26, said police.

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At the same court on April 3, he was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment – at least three of which must be served before release is considered.

At the time the victim, a 17-year-old Eastbourne boy, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious but not life-threatening injuries to his hand and leg.

Police say the two boys were known to each other.