Man airlifted to hospital after stabbing in busy street

A MAN was airlifted to hospital today after being stabbed in the stomach in a busy street in the Old Town area.

The attack happened at 1.40pm outside the Hastings Old Brewery in Old London Road.

An air ambulance was forced to land half-a-mile away next to the RNLI boathouse on the seafront.

An ambulance took the injured man to the helicopter which is believed to have then flown to the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton. His condition is not life-threatening.

Eye witnesses said the man was aged in his 30s and was conscious when taken into the air ambulance.

Traffic was temporarily diverted away from both ends of Old London Road while police carried out an investigation.

Melissa Tugwell, spokesman for Sussex Police, said: “We were called after a man was found with a stab wound to his stomach in Old London Road, Hastings at 1.40pm.

“The air ambulance took the victim to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. His condition is not life threatening. Investigations are ongoing.”