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Two teenagers arrested after stabbings in Worthing

Two boys, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested in connection with two stabbings in Worthing in Sussex.

Police were called to South Farm Road at around 4pm on Tuesday after a 16-year-old was stabbed in the arm. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Officers were then called to Goring-by-Sea railway station around an hour later after a stabbing in the car park, following a row.

A 16-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he remains in a serious condition.

The two teenagers were arrested after a search by British Transport Police and a police helicopter.

We believe the two incidents are linked due to the similarities in the description of the suspects.

“The pair have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and the investigation is ongoing.

“Both victims are not believed to have suffered life threatening or changing injuries, however this does not take away from the severity of these incidents and we will ensure the adequate action is taken.

“Anyone who witnessed the assaults or noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area is asked to report information to us without delay.

“We are aware of the concern within the Worthing community surrounding violence involving and affecting young people. We have been, and will continue, to work with partners to combat this behaviour and seek to reduce the level of violence involving young people.”

– Superintendent Miles Ockwell, Adur & Worthing

Report information online or call 101 quoting 892 of 01/10. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.