Three arrested after stabbing on Brighton bus

Posted On 08 Dec 2012 at 6:25 pm

Two teenagers are among three people arrested after a stabbing on a bus full of Brighton university students.

Two boys, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, and a 24-year-old Brighton man are being held after the incident in the centre of Brighton shortly before 6am today (Saturday 8 December).

Sussex Police said that a fight broke out on a night bus and that officers were called to the bottom of Church Street outside the gate entrance to Pavilion Gardens.

A 24-year-old man found lying on the pavement next to the bus with a stab wound to his wrist was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

Two teenage boys found running away from the scene were also arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The 14-year-old remains in hospital for treatment to stab wounds to one of his legs.

Police are still looking for another 14-year-old boy who also has a stab wound to his leg.

Detective Inspector Lee Horner, from Brighton and Hove CID, said: “This was a shocking incident on a bus full of students on their way back to Brighton University after a night out in the city.

“Several arrests have been made and we are currently trying to establish the exact circumstances that led up to the fight on the bus.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows where the outstanding 14-year-old boy is to please get in touch as a matter of urgency as he needs medical treatment for his injuries.”

He urged anyone with information to call Sussex Police on 101 the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

The area at the bottom of Church Street was cordoned off for several hours whilst forensic examinations were carried out.


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