A 15-year-old boy from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was knocked off a motorbike and stabbed in the back.
The motorcyclist – a 23-year-old man from Eastbourne – was knocked off his bike at about 6pm on Saturday (20 April).
He was stabbed in the back and his attacker fled in a silver Volkswagen Golf.
The motorcyclist was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries to his back and an arm.
His condition was described as critical but not life-threatening
This morning (Tuesday 23 April) Sussex Police said: “A 15-year-old boy from Brighton was arrested in Polegate on Sunday afternoon (21 April) on suspicion of attempted murder, driving with no licence, driving with no insurance, failing to stop after a road traffic collision and aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.
“He has been released on conditional bail until (Sunday) 19 May, pending further inquiries.”
On Sunday police said: “Police in Eastbourne are seeking witnesses to what is believed to have been deliberate collision between a motorcyclist and car in which the motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries.
“The car did not stop at the scene.
“Shortly after 6pm on Saturday (20 April) the 23-year-old Eastbourne man was knocked off the motorcycle he was riding, at the junction of Friday Street (B2104) and Larkspur Drive in Eastbourne.
“He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious back and arm injuries, including a stab wound to his back believed to have been sustained during the incident.
“However, he is currently in a stable and not life-threatening condition.
“The car, described as silver VW Golf, drove away.”
Detective Inspector Daniel Dugan said: “This incident may have caused another uninvolved driver to take evasive action and we would like to speak to this potential witness in particular, along with anyone else who may have seen something
“We believe this collision may have been a deliberate act but it is an isolated incident in which the people involved are known to each other.
“If you saw what happened or have any other information, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Foxmere.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”