A man has been stabbed in the chest, arms and head in Bognor Regis as Britain’s spate of knife crime reached England’s south coast today.
The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was left with serious stab wounds after the attack in the West Sussex town at around 5.30pm on Sunday evening.
A 23-year-old man from Barnet, London, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody tonight.
Police said the man was left bleeding ‘quite heavily’ after the assault in a park and was taken to Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries.
Police at the scene of a stabbing in Bognor Regis on Sunday evening which saw a man in his 20s left with serious injuries
Officers attended the scene and detained a man nearby around 10 minutes after a suspect was seen running off, West Sussex Police said.
Detectives have urged the public to get in touch if they witnessed the attack or if they see anyone with a knife in the street.
The attack tonight follows another knife assault in London on Sunday afternoon in which a 19-year-old was left fighting for his life in Dulwich.
The teenager was knifed in broad daylight on Pytchley Road, East Dulwich, at 3.20pm on Sunday.
A helicopter at the scene of the stabbing on England’s south coast on Sunday evening. A 23-year-old man from London has been arrested
Officers, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance all attended, and the 19-year-old was taken to hospital with a stab injury.
The assaults are the latest in Britain’s violent crime wave which has gained fresh political attention in the last two weeks after a spate of knife murders.
The killings of girl scout Jodie Chesney and Manchester Grammar School student Yousef Makki, both 17, have sparked a renewed focus on the issue.
Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a backlash after claiming there was no link between rising crime and police cuts carried out while she was Home Secretary.