Police search for suspects following two assaults in East Sussex

Police are searching for suspects after two people were assaulted in East Sussex last night.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 10:28 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 10:47 am

Officers attended The Beacon in Eastbourne at just after 8.30pm on Saturday after a person suffered a stab wound to the stomach, police said.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers launched an area search for the suspects, who they said are believed to be known to the victim.

Police at the scene

Shortly after, police received a second report of an assault in Terminus Road, in Eastbourne, a spokesman confirmed.

A man suffered a superficial wound to his arm.

In a statement last night, Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw said: “We have stepped up patrols in the area this evening following the assaults in the town centre.

“We are really keen to hear from anyone who has information on either matter.

Police at the scene

“No matter how small that piece of information might be, please get in contact with us.

“A section 60 order of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 has been authorised which will allow officers to conduct stop and searches in Eastbourne town centre up until 2.55am on Sunday (11 April).”

Anyone who witnessed either assault or has information which could assist the police investigation please report online or call 101 quoting serial 1228 of 10/04.