COUNTY NEWS: Teen dies after stabbing

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A man has died in hospital after being stabbed in Chichester on Friday evening (March 11).

Ambulance paramedics were called to Alexandra Road just after 9pm where an 18-year-old local man had been found in the road with serious stab wounds.

Teen found stabbed in Alexandra Road, Chichester Photo: Eddie Mitchell

Teen found stabbed in Alexandra Road, Chichester Photo: Eddie Mitchell

He was initially taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester and then transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he sadly died around 1am on Saturday morning (March 12).

Shortly after 4am, a 20-year-old man from Chichester was arrested at an address in the city on suspicion of murder.

He remained in custody on Saturday afternoon.

Detective Superintendent Jason Tingley, who is leading the investigation into the man’s death, said: “Members of the victim’s family were at the hospital when he sadly died, but his identity is not being released at this time.

The teen died on Saturday morning in hospital Photo: Eddie Mitchell

The teen died on Saturday morning in hospital Photo: Eddie Mitchell

“We are treating this as a murder investigation and believe that those involved are known to each other.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack or who may have information about it or those involved. Please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Arcon. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (Click here Crimestoppers website).”

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Police search the area near Alexandra Road, where he was found. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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