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Man stabbed during 'deliberate' collision in Eastbourne

Library image of the scene in the Shinewater area Credit: Google Images

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured and stabbed in a "deliberate" hit-and-run incident in East Sussex.

The 23-year-old was riding in Eastbourne when he was hit by a silver VW car at about 6pm on Saturday.

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.

The car did not stop at the scene, police said, and those in the car were known to the injured man.

The man was hit at the junction of Friday Street and Larkspur Drive.

Police were called to the scene at 6pm on Saturday Credit: Google Maps

"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.

– Det Insp Daniel Dugan