In response to a reported stabbing incident in Brighton, police officers provided critical, life-preserving aid. Tactical Firearms Unit (TFU) officers rushed to the scene in Ship Street just before 2am on Thursday, June 22.
A 26-year-old male suffered a severe injury, suspected to be from a stabbing, which was life-threatening. The armed response team contributed to the man’s medical care, collaborating with ambulance service personnel.
The victim was transported to the hospital in a critical condition, but has since recuperated and been discharged thankfully.
An 18-year-old male was arrested and later charged in relation to the crime. TFU Inspector Oli Fisher, speaking on the incident, said, “This was a grave assault where a man incurred a life-threatening stab wound.”
He further added, “Our firearms officers, apart from being highly trained for armed response, also possess advanced first aid skills. The crucial medical care they render often results in saving lives. This situation, like many others, demonstrates the essential public safety role our firearms officers play. They exhibited outstanding professionalism in a challenging situation.”
The individual charged with attempted murder is Harvey Dannsah-Appiah, 18, from Monkswell Green, Bournemouth. He was presented before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on July 11 and is scheduled to appear before Lewes Crown Court on August 8 after being kept in custody.
The ongoing investigation into the incident invites witnesses or anyone with information to report it to Sussex Police online, quoting Operation Inwood.