Four arrested for murder after young man stabbed in Whitehawk

Posted On 05 Apr 2020 at 5:02 pm

UPDATE: Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a young man was stabbed to death in Whitehawk.

Police were called to attend an incident in Whitehawk Road, just south of the junction with Findon Road, about 2.30pm on Sunday 5 April.

The victim, a man believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries.

Sadly, he later died.

Four men have been arrested and are currently in custody.

Four men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder. All four suspects remain in police custody at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this very difficult time.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident and we have four suspects in custody; we are not seeking anyone else.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and I’d like to urge people to refrain from speculating on social media. If you saw what happened, or if have any information which you think could assist in our investigation, please contact us.

“Local residents can expect to see a significant police presence in the area as our enquiries continue, and I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”

Sussex Police said they thanked everyone for their patience and understanding, and anyone with any information about the incident is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting operation Heathland.

You can also report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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