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The man is arrested after a staff member was stabbed in the Royal Sussex hospital


The 30-year-old man is arrested for attempted murder after a "male cleaner" was stabbed at the Royal Sussex hospital in Brighton when the building was closed

  • The attacker "stabbed the worker on the 11th floor of the hospital around 8:40 am"
  • The 30-year-old man was arrested nearby an hour later when the site was closed
  • The attack on Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton is not treated as terrorism
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A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an NHS employee was stabbed in a hospital.

The attacker is said to have stabbed a male cleaner on the 11th floor of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton around 8:40 a.m.

Witnesses said the armed police were there around 9:00 a.m. while chasing the suspected knife man.

A 30-year-old man was arrested nearby an hour later when the site and neighboring businesses were closed.

The police said the injuries to the employee over the age of 50 were "life threatening".

The attacker is said to have stabbed a male cleaner on the 11th floor of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton around 8:40 a.m.

Dan Dawson, who reported the incident on Twitter, wrote: “Disgusting to think they worked so hard to fight the virus just to be attacked. Thoughts with her and her family. & # 39;

Sean Maclead, Lewes District Lib Dem councilor, tweeted, “My wife works in Sussex County Hospital. In this crisis, she was the absolute staff of all heroes. It's scary when someone goes to the hospital and stabs an employee. Thoughts and prayers are with the victim. & # 39;

Sussex Police said, “On Sunday, July 19, at 8:42 am, police were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after it was reported that an employee had been stabbed.

The attacker is said to have stabbed the worker on the 11th floor of the building around 8:40 a.m.

The attacker is said to have stabbed the worker on the 11th floor of the building around 8:40 a.m.

“The hospital location was quickly secured while officials worked with security personnel to confirm that no one was injured and that staff and patients were safe.

Following immediate police searches and investigations, a 30-year-old man was arrested on nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40 am on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody to conduct an interview and further investigation.

"This apparently isolated and unsettled incident is not currently treated as terrorism and there is currently no evidence that another person was involved or that someone else was at risk."

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