BREAKING NEWS: Worthing woman due in court following stabbing

A WORTHING woman is due to appear in court today (Monday, June 11) after a man was stabbed.

Just after 8pm on Friday, June 8, police and ambulance crews were called to Lewis Court, Worthing, to reports of a stabbing.

A 31-year-old man was treated at the scene for a stab wound to his chest.

Police said was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he remains in a “comfortable condition”. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Jeanette Johnson, 48, of Lewis Court, Worthing, has been charged with wounding with intent and has been remanded in custody to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court this morning.

A 57-year-old man from Worthing was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of obstructing police and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been bailed until July 6, pending further enquiries.

It is believed all parties had been together in The Sir Timothy Shelley pub in Chapel Road, Worthing, earlier in the day before going to Lewis Court.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1749 of 8/6 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.