Brighton stabbing suspect arrested and brought before court

Posted On 03 Oct 2017 at 1:56 pm

A Brighton teenager who was wanted on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old has been arrested and was brought before magistrates today (Tuesday 3 October).

Sussex Police said: “A Brighton man sought over a stabbing in a city fast-food restaurant has been arrested and charged.

“Jordan Ash, 18, of no fixed address, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm to another 18-year-old man in the KFC restaurant in London Road, Brighton, on Saturday 22 July, and with unlawful possession of a knife on (Monday) 2 October.

“He did not enter a plea and the case was committed to Lewes Crown Court for an initial appearance on (Tuesday) 31 October.”

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The force said that Ash was arrested in Cannon Place, Brighton, at 5pm yesterday (Monday 2 October).

He was charged over the brawl which left Dennis Thomas-Simpson, 18, with stab wounds to his stomach.

Another 18-year-old, Jordan Jillians, suffered cuts and bruising to his arm during the fight.

Sussex Police said: “Meshash McKenzie, 23, a sales assistant, of Bolney Road, Brighton, and a 15-year-old-boy, also from Brighton, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on (Thursday) 17 August.

“McKenzie pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of a knife and the boy pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and unlawful possession of a knife.

“At West Sussex Juvenile Court on (Thursday) 14 September the 15-year-old was given a youth rehabilitation order and a three months electronic curfew requirement.

“At Lewes Crown Court on (Tuesday) 19 September McKenzie was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment with an extended licence requirement of a further three years.”

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