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Update: Man arrested in connection with stabbing in Battle

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Battle on Tuesday morning (7 February).

Emergency services attended Old Ladies Court, near Battle High Street, on an emergency response following a report of a serious assault around 10.30am.

A 21-year-old man from Battle suffered serious leg injuries consistent with being stabbed. He was taken to hospital for treatment but has now been discharged.

An investigation was launched and enquiries, including witness statements and CCTV searches, were completed by detectives during the day and overnight.

On Wednesday (February 8), a 38-year-old man from Bexhill was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody at this time.

Efforts are ongoing to arrest a second suspect also believed to be involved in the assault.

Chief Inspector Jay Mendis-Gunasekera, district commander for Hastings and Rother, said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and every effort is being made to locate the second suspect.

“Tackling knife crime and serious violence remains a high priority for the force, and I’d like to reassure the public that we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

“The victim is being supported by officers and will be kept fully updated as the case progresses.”

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the assault to come forward. Information can be passed to police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Bray. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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