Three Brighton boys hunted by police over stabbing

Posted On 04 Mar 2018 at 2:20 pm

Three teenage boys from Brighton – one just 14 years old – are being hunted by police after a stabbing in Lewes.

The victim, a 16-year-old, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after being stabbed in the leg outside Waitrose supermarket, Sussex Police said.

The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Lewes involving a large group of youths which resulted in one being stabbed and two others sustaining minor injuries.

“The incident occurred outside the Waitrose supermarket in Eastgate Street shortly after 6pm on Saturday (3 March) where around 20 youths had gathered.

“A 16-year-old local boy was taken to hospital in Brighton with a knife wound to his left leg.

“Following treatment he was later allowed home.

“The two other boys attacked were both local, one aged 15 and one 16.

“Investigating officers believe three boys, aged 16, 15 and 14, all from Brighton, may have been responsible.

“Anyone who can assist with their inquiries is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 967 of 03/03.

“Alternatively please visit the Crimestoppers website or call the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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