Teenage boy seriously injured in stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was stabbed in Eastbourne yesterday afternoon. Officers received a report of a stabbing at around 5.10pm in Warrior Square.

A 17-year-old local boy has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and is due to appear at Eastbourne Magistrates' Court this morning. The 17-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries.

We are appealing for anyone who was in Warrior Square and witnessed this incident to get in contact with police. We believe this was a targeted attack and no one else was at risk.

– Detective Inspector Gavin Patch, Eastbourne CID

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1175 of 14/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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