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Man is arrested after staff member was stabbed inside Royal Sussex hospital

Man is arrested for attempted murder after staff member was stabbed inside Royal Sussex hospital in Brighton as building is put on lockdown

  • The attacker ‘knifed the worker on 11th floor of the hospital at around 8.40am’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a staff member was stabbed inside the Royal Sussex hospital in Brighton.

The attacker reportedly knifed the worker on the 11th floor of the building at around 8.40am.

The hospital and neighbouring businesses were put into lockdown.

Sussex Police said: ‘At 8.42am on Sunday (19 July) 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 attacker reportedly knifed the worker on the 11th floor of the building at around 8.40am

‘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 enquiries 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 enquiries.

‘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.’

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