17-year-old boy arrested after violent Brighton robbery

Rail services are to be disrupted until 3pm while emergency services deal with an incident in the Hastings area
Rail services are to be disrupted until 3pm while emergency services deal with an incident in the Hastings area

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by detectives investigating a violent robbery in Lower Bevendean Post Office..

Sussex Police said on Saturday afternoon (January 19) officers executed a warrant at an address in Moulsecoomb and arrested the boy on suspicion of taking part in the robbery on Wednesday (January 16).

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Cigarettes and cash were taken in the knifepoint robbery at the Post Office in Leybourne Parade at about 7.25pm that evening.

The 35-year-old victim, who was punched to the face and stabbed in the leg twice, was treated at hospital for his injuries.

Police say after being interviewed the boy was released on police bail until February 16 while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Cath O’Connor said: “We have been receiving valuable information from local people, for which we are very grateful, and we are continuing to investigate.

“If anyone has information that could help then please contact us online at www.sussex.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting Operation Fleece.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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