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Six arrested in connection with a Newhaven assault

News   •   Jun 03, 2019 16:17 BST

Police have arrested six people after a man suffered a minor stab wound in a Newhaven assault.

A man in his 30s was walking along Fort Road around 8.55pm on Sunday (June 2) when he was approached and assaulted by a group of people.

The victim was punched in the head and he suffered a minor stab wound. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.

Officers conducted an extensive area search and six people were arrested.

Three 16-year-old boys, a 19 and 22-year-old man all from Newhaven and a 17-year-old boy from Hastings were all arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. All six remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information to aid the investigation should report either online or call 101 quoting 1324 of 02/06. Police are particularly interested in speaking to the driver of a van who may have had a discussion with the group of suspects before the assault. 

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP54780/2019