Hastings stab victim named

Police have formally identified a teenager stabbed to death outside a pub following a dispute. Jacob Woudstra, 17, of Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, East Sussex, died outside the Shah public house in Mount Pleasant Road at about 3pm on April 5.

42-year-old man charged with murder of teen outside Hastings pub

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy, police said tonight.

Adam Skilton of Wilton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, is accused of killing student Jacob Woudstra outside the Shah pub in Hastings on April 5.

A post-mortem examination found the teenager died from a single stab wound to the chest.

He has also been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear before Hastings Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

A 31-year-old man from Rye, arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jacob, and a 19-year-old man from Hastings, arrested for violent disorder, have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police: Hastings community 'shocked' by stabbing death

Hastings district commander chief inspector Heather Keating said:

The local community - and in particular those who knew Jacob - remain in shock by this tragedy and our thoughts are with them all at this very difficult time.

I would like to stress that this is not a random attack and the wider community are not at risk.

The attack appears to have followed a dispute in the public house between individuals that knew each other.

We appreciate that this crime will cause some fear and anxiety amongst the community and particularly among parents of fellow students and friends of Jacob.

However, this type of crime is extremely uncommon and we do not want people to be unduly alarmed - this was not a stranger attack and Hastings remains a safe place to live, work and study.

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Police name Hastings pub stabbing victim

Police have formally identified a teenager stabbed to death outside a pub following a dispute.

Student Jacob Woudstra, 17, of Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, East Sussex, died outside the Shah public house in Mount Pleasant Road at about 3pm on April 5.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of his death was a stab wound to the chest, a Sussex Police spokesman said.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder - a 31-year-old man from Rye and a 42-year-old man from Bexhill - remain in police custody.

Sussex teenager dies in pub stabbing

A teenager died today after being stabbed twice in the chest.

Paramedics fought to save the life of the 17-year-old at the scene in Hastings, East Sussex.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said the teenager was treated for two stab wounds to the chest.

Paramedics fought to save the boy who had been stabbed in the chest, but sadly he died.

– Sussex Police

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