County news: Man charged over triple stabbing in Sussex

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100450001

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100450001

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A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder following a triple stabbing in St Leonards yesterday afternoon (December 7).

Keiran Keyte of Michelson Close, St Leonards has been charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100439001

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100439001

Police were called to Church Road just after 1pm following reports that three men had been stabbed.

A 46-year-old man from St Leonards, was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with life-threatening injuries.

He remains in a critical condition.

A 57-year-old man from St Leonards, was taken by ambulance to the same hospital with stab wounds which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100427001

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) at the scene of a triple stabbing in Church Road, St Leonards. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-150812-100427001

Meanwhile a 22-year-old man from Bexhill, who was originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has since been established as an alleged victim and de-arrested.

He was also taken to hospital with stab wounds that are not life-threatening.

Keyte is also facing charges of burglary, criminal damage, common assault and two counts of assault by beating in relation to a separate incident at an address in Michelson Close on November 8.

He is due to appear before Brighton magistrates today (December 8).

Detective Inspector Neil Ralph, of Sussex Police, said: “This was a shocking incident but we are satisfied that all of the parties involved are known to each other.

“Any witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Reading.”

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