Two teens held after boy, 16, stabbed in Portslade

Posted On 11 Sep 2016 at 12:37 am

Two teenagers were in custody overnight after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Portslade yesterday afternoon (Saturday 10 September).

A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old were being held by Sussex Police after being arrested while the victim underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries in hospital.

Neighbours gave first aid to the boy who was stabbed in the neck and stomach outside the Co-op convenience store on the corner of Abinger Road and Shelldale Road, in Portslade, shortly after 5pm.

They reported seeing teenagers flee the scene on foot and by bike.

Sussex Police said: “A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Portslade on Saturday afternoon.

“Emergency services were called to the scene in Abinger Road at 5.17pm where a group of youths were gathered in the car park of the Co-op store.

“The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and was taken with serious stab wounds into surgery on Saturday evening.

Police and paramedics at the scene of the stabbing outside the Co-op on the corner of Abinger Road and Shelldale Road in Portslade

Police and paramedics at the scene of the stabbing outside the Co-op on the corner of Abinger Road and Shelldale Road in Portslade – Picture by Claire Jacobs

“A 15-year-old from boy has been arrested shortly before 8pm on suspicion of (assault causing) grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and an 18-year-old from Portslade was arrested just under an hour later on suspicion of affray.

“Both remain in custody.”

Inspector Ed Neve said: “This is an incident that was confined to a small group and we do not consider them to be a threat to the general community.

“We have identified a number of suspects and two have already been arrested. We are continuing to search for a number of others.”

Sussex Police asked witnesses or anyone with information about the stabbing to phone the force on 101, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting Operation Autumn.

  1. kath Reply

    Hope the boy that was hurt gets well soon.will be praying for him.x

  2. Trina Reply

    Hope the parents are proud of there kids carrying knifes ,hope the boy is ok and those involved gets whats coming !

  3. Sue Reply

    Not a danger to the community?! You carry a knife… The intent is to use it to anyone that crosses you, I’d say the danger to the community is very real!!

  4. Amanda Reply

    Blaming parents for their kids carrying knives is below the belt . Until we recognise, why they do and what dangers they face on the streets of Great Britain, even Portslade. Then ignorant people will sit on their sofas casting blame instead of accepting reality . Likewise blinkered parents will remain with their heads in the sand also .
    Legalise Cannabis and children will not be running like criminals , drug dealing all over this postcode , will they .
    If you want to protect all kids then this is the solution .

    • Jo Reply

      I know the youngest boy who did this and he is a waste of space.he step parents havw tried ro give hin the best but has chosen to rebel.he deserves what ever is coming he’s way as to me anybody who uses weapons shows they are weak.hope the young lad is recovering well

  5. Diane Reply

    Parents let their kids have too much freedom.My parents were much stricter and I had to be in by a certain time and if I was found carrying a knife they would threaten with telling the police themselves and would have taken it off me. My father had a rifle but I would have been punished if I touched it.
    We had rules in our house.Everyone ate together around a table.WE had a lot more fun as teenagers without touching drugs.A lot of kids don’t have that continuity now.Legalising Cannabis would encourage them going onto stronger drugs for kicks.

  6. Yuitz Reply

    I’ve heard the victim was a polish teenager, can someone confirm it?

    • Radek Reply

      Yeah it was me

  7. joan smith Reply

    who was the boy stabbed

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