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Tributes to acrobat killed while performing stunt

Pedro Monroy died while performing at a festival in Madrid Credit: Facebook

The director of a performing arts company based at Portslade, in Sussex, was killed last night when his showbiz act went badly wrong.

Acrobat Pedro Monroy was performing at a festival in his native Spain when he fell one-hundred feet to his death. An inquiry is underway.

Boy, 16, stabbed and seriously injured outside Sussex supermarket

Police were called to Abinger Road on Saturday evening Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in Portslade in Sussex.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Abinger Road at 5.17pm on Saturday where a group of youths were gathered in the car park of the Co-op store.

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious stab wounds and was taken into surgery on Saturday evening.

Police dog teams were called to the incident Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Detectives are now investigating what happened but say they believe in was an isolated incident

"This is an incident that was confined to a small group and we do not consider them to be a threat to the general community.

We have identified a number of suspects and two have already been arrested.

We are continuing to search for a number of others.

– Inspector Ed Neve, Sussex Police
Enquiries are still continuing at the scene Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A 15-year-old boy from Hove was arrested shortly before 8pm on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and an 18-year-old man from Portslade was arrested just under an hour later on suspicion of affray.

Both remained in custody on Saturday evening.

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