Man left seriously injured after being stabbed in Brighton

An 18-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in Brighton this morning.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:35 pm

At around 1.30am this morning (March 26) in central Brighton in Church Street near Mount Zion Place, a man was approached by three people who took his phone, police say.

According to police, the 18-year-old suffered a stab injury to the chest before making his way to the Clock Tower where emergency services were called by a member of the public. Police say he is in hospital for treatment and his injuries are serious but not thought to be life-threatening.

Police say two men, 33 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and wounding with intent. A 39-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.


According to police, all three suspects remain in custody for questioning.

Detective inspector Simon Morgan said, “Our investigation is progressing quickly, and we are appealing to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or who has information that may assist with our enquiries.

“The victim suffered a serious injury and we are determined to establish who is responsible and bring them to justice.

“We are grateful to the member of the public who responded swiftly in ensuring the victim could get the medical care he needed.

“Please be assured that incidents such as this are extremely rare and there is not thought to be a threat to the wider public at this time.”

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the assault. Anyone with information is urged to report online or call 101, quoting 90 of 26/03.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.