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Eight arrested in connection with a Newhaven assault

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 15:28 BST

Police arrested eight 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.

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

Three 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man all from Newhaven, and a 17-year-old boy from Hastings were all arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. All five have been released on police bail until June 25.

A 14-year-old boy from Newhaven was arrested on suspicion of the same offence and released on police bail until June 24.

A 17-year-old boy from Newhaven was arrested on suspicion of affray and was released on police bail until July 1.

A 22-year-old man from Newhaven was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and later released without charge.