This afternoon (27 May) at around 4.50pm emergency services were called to Russell Square in Brighton to reports of a teenager having been stabbed.
A 16-year-old boy from Croydon has been taken to hospital by the ambulance service with potentially life-threatening injuries.
A large number of officers have been deployed to the local area and will be working thought the evening investigating his shocking daylight attack.
Detective Superintendent Miles Ockwell said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and there will be an increased police presence around the city centre this evening while we establish the full circumstances of the situation.
“Enquiries are underway to identify and locate any suspects, while the victim is in the care of medical professionals.
“I understand an incident such as this is concerning for the community. We believe the individuals involved are known to each other and there is not deemed to be a wider risk to the public.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident, has relevant video footage or has any information that could help is asked to contact police online or via 101, quoting Operation Badbury.”
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