Police hunt teenager as two charged in connection with Brighton KFC stabbing

Jordan Ash is sought by police
Jordan Ash is sought by police

Two people are to appear in court charged with assault following the stabbing of an 18-year-old-man at the KFC restaurant in London Road, Brighton on Saturday (July 22).

Sussex Police said Mehash McKenzie, 23, a sales assistant, of Bolney Road, Brighton, and a 15-year-old-boy also from Brighton, have both been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and with possession of a knife in a public place. McKenzie is also charged with possession of cannabis.

At 8.25pm on Saturday the victim sustained a stab wound to the stomach in the restaurant. Police said he is still in a serious but stable condition at Kings College Hospital in South London.

Police are still searching for 18-year-old Jordan Ash from Brighton, who they want to interview about the stabbing.

Ash is described as white, 5'9", of slim build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said; "If you know where Jordan Ash is or see him, do not approach him but please contact the police via 999 quoting serial 1363 of 22/07.

"If you have any other information, saw what happened, or have seen any mobile phone footage of the incident, please contact us online.

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