Murder investigation launched in Brighton

Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton SUS-191109-121305001
Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton SUS-191109-121305001

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in a flat in Brighton this morning (September 11).

Police said officers were called to the flat in Stafford Road at 1.58am after a report of a disturbance.

Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton SUS-191109-121243001

Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton SUS-191109-121243001

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Officers attended and forced entry to the premises where they found a man, believed to be in his 40s, with serious chest and head injuries. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead at 3.53am.

As police entered the flat, two men escaped from the rear of the building and made off across gardens at the rear of Stafford Road. Both were detained in Exeter Street shortly after 2.30am.

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Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton

Police on scene in Stafford Road, Brighton

Cordons have been established around the scenes in Stafford Road and Exeter Street. Searches and forensic examinations at both locations are under way.

A 44-year-old man from Brighton and a 45-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remained in custody on Wednesday morning.

The victim has yet to be identified and police are appealing for anyone with information about him or the incident to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Barnfield.

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