UPDATE: Two arrested in confirmed Lancing stabbing

TWO men have been arrested following the stabbing of two teenagers in Lancing on Saturday (February 25)

At around 3.30pm, officers attended an address in North Farm Road, where two teenagers were found suffering from injuries suggesting a knife attack.

An 18-year-old man from Worthing and a 17-year-old boy from Lancing have both been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. A knife has also been recovered.

One of the victims was treated at the scene by paramedics and the other was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he received treatment for a stab wound to the left side of his abdomen. The injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Detective sergeant Simon Dunn of West Sussex CID said: “This incident took place in the middle of Saturday afternoon and is thought to have happened between a group of people known to each other who were all inside the house. It is not believed there was any risk to other members of the public.

“The injuries sustained by both teenagers could have been so much worse. One teenager was treated for a deep stab wound to his left side. This led to a bleed in his lung and he is very lucky not to have been more seriously injured. Should the attack have been a few inches either side this investigation could have been far more serious.

“We have all heard about the tragic consequences of knife crime and I would strongly urge anyone who may have seen or heard anything or anyone with information about this incident to contact police.”

The suspects have been bailed until March 24 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1124 of 25/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.