Teenage boy charged after machete attack in Bexhill

A teenager has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm after a man was assaulted by a person holding a machete in Bexhill.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 10:41 am

The victim was walking along Glovers Lane, Sidley, shortly after midnight on Saturday (June 5) when he was approached by a man holding a machete, police said.

The victim was able to fight the suspect off, suffering minor injuries in the process, according to police.

Officers attended the scene, and later arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis.

Sussex Police. (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-170506-173459001

On Wednesday (June 9), a spokesman for Sussex Police said the boy was subsequently charged and is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on June 28.

The spokesman added: “Police investigating the matter are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any relevant CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage from the area at that time.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 8 of 05/06. Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”