Two arrested after man ‘found with stab wound’ in East Preston

Two people have been arrested after a man discovered injured in East Preston on Sunday evening.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:25 pm

Police confirmed officers were called at 9.45pm after a man was found with a stab wound in Vermont Drive.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he remains in a serious but stable condition, police said.

It is thought the assault happened in nearby Beechlands Close.

Officers attended the scene and after carrying out fast-time enquiries, arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, confirmed police.

They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “People can expect to see a continued and increased police presence in the area while the investigation is ongoing.

“Officers will be carrying out regular patrols in the vicinity to provide reassurance to the community.

“Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Sunbeam.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”