Police in Worthing are appealing for witnesses following a fight in which three men sustained stab wounds.
Officers arrested eight men after responding to reports of a fight in Heene Road, Worthing, near the junction with Browning Road, at 12.53am on Friday (26 July).
Five men one aged 21, one aged 20 and three aged 18, were arrested at and near an address in Heene Road on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
Three other men, one aged 19, one aged 18, and one believed in his early twenties, sustained stab wounds and have been receiving hospital treatment. None of them are in a life-threatening condition. They have also been arrested on suspicion of assaults and on their discharge from hospital will be transferred to police custody for interview.
The assaults are believed to have taken place in the immediate area to which police were first called but nearby streets have also been searched.
Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard of Worthing Investigations, said; "Officers moved swiftly to deal with this situation, locating the victims and ensuring they received treatment, and making arrests. Some areas in surrounding streets were cordoned off for forensic examination.
"The investigation is at an early stage but it is already considered likely that those involved are known to each other."
Author: Tim Mahony