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Police investigate stabbing incident at Lewes Waitrose

Three teenage boys have been injured in a stabbing incident outside the Waitrose store in Lewes.

Police and scenes-of-crime officers could be seen at the supermarket in Eastgate Street yesterday evening.

The incident is believed to have happened around 7pm.

Local people have spoken of seeing a disturbance at a nearby bus stop, with one of the victims seeking help in the Waitrose store.

The shop was cordoned off while investigations took place but has re-opened as normal today.

Sussex Police confirmed that three people had been injured, with one taken to hospital with a stab wound.

They have not yet confirmed whether anyone has been arrested.

Sussex Police released the following statement:

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.

– Sussex Police