Three charged after boy attacked and stabbed in St Leonards

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly attacked by a gang on Monday (November 28).

Officers believe he was targeted by a gang in the Silverhill area of St Leonards outside Pizza GoGo between 9.30 and 10pm.

Police said he was chased to London Road where he sought refuge in the High Spirits convenience store before the group allegedly forced the glass in the door and stabbed him in the lower leg.

The victim received a deep cut to the rear of his lower leg requiring urgent medical attention. He was released from hospital later that night following treatment.

Detective Constable Chloe Barden asked any witnesses to the incident to contact Sussex Police.

Ethan Fuller, 18, from Bristol Road, St Leonards, has been charged with GBH with intent, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and remanded to appear before Lewes Crown Court on Friday, January 6.

A boy, 16, from Hastings, has been charged with GBH with intent, criminal damage and possession of a weapon and remanded to appear before Lewes Crown Court on Friday, January 6.

A boy, 17, from Bexhill, has been charged with GBH with intent and criminal damage and bailed to appear before Hastings Youth Court on Tuesday, December 20.

A 19-year-old man from Hastings, was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was questioned and bailed until Thursday, January 5.

Police added there are still other suspects outstanding and officers are continuing enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1407 of 28/11.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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