Hospital in Brighton on lockdown due to a stabbing

Sussex Police have confirmed that a hospital in Brighton has been placed into lockdown after a member of staff was stabbed earlier today.

Police were called to the Royal Sussex Country Hospital this morning, Sunday 19 July 2020, at 8.42am.  Reports from the hospital explained that a staff member had sustained a stab wound.

A spokesperson has said:

“At 8.42am on Sunday police were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after a report that a member of staff had sustained a stab wound.  The hospital site was quickly secured while officers have been working with security staff to confirm that nobody else has been injured, and that staff and patients are safe.

Following immediate police searches and inquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40am on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in custody for interview and further inquiries. This apparently isolated and unexplained incident is not being treated as terrorism at this time and there is currently nothing to suggest that any other person has been involved or that anyone else is at risk.

An update on the condition of the injured man is awaited.”

Police are not treating this as a terrorist attack and the 30 year old man has been arrested and is in Police custody.

This post will be updated as more information comes to light.

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