Sussex Police arrest a man in connection with a stabbing at the battle

Emergency services visited Old Ladies Court, near Battle High Street, after a report of a serious attack was received around 10.30am yesterday.

A 21-year-old man from Battle suffered serious leg injuries “consistent with a stabbing.”

He was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

An investigation was launched and investigations, including testimonies and CCTV searches, were completed by detectives during the day and overnight.

A 38-year-old man from Bexhill was arrested today on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody.

The search continues for a second person believed to have been involved in the attack.

Chief Inspector Jay Mendis-Gunasekera, district commander for Hastings and Rother, said: “This is a fast-paced investigation and every effort is being made to locate the second suspect.

“Tackling knife crime and serious violence remains a high priority for the police and I want to reassure the public that we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

“The victim is being assisted by officers and will be kept fully informed of the progress of the case.”

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

Information can be given to the police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Bray. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Sussex Police arrest a man in connection with a stabbing at the battle

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