A SUSPECTED burglar is seriously ill in hospital after bleeding severely in a custody block.
The 42-year-old suspect was arrested at 9.30am on Tuesday after being spotted in the gardens of homes in Grange Road. Officers were made aware that the man had a previous medical condition so he was taken to hospital. Shortly before 6am yesterday he was assessed by staff at Conquest Hospital as being fit for release and he was taken to Hastings police station to be questioned. As he was being taken to a cell he began bleeding heavily from his groin area. Officers gave him first aid while they waited for paramedics. Last night he was in a critical but stable condition. The circumstances are being looked into by Sussex Police’s Professional Standards Department, as is standard practice. The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.