Teen arrested after stabbing at the Level

A teenager has been arrested after a stabbing at the Level, Brighton, on Monday 17 September.

It is alleged that three people were involved in an altercation that led to two of them being taken to hospital.

Kia Zanre, 18, was arrested after the incident and it is believed a knife was used. He has been charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and possession of a knife in a public place. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on the following Tuesday.

A further two individuals have been arrested - another 18 year for GBH and a 16 year old for affray. They remain under arrest whilst investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Simon Morgan said: “Monday saw the launch of the national knife crime campaign, Operation Sceptre. This campaign aims to reduce the number of people, in particular young people, from carrying a knife.

“The two who suffered stab wounds as a result of this altercation have been lucky as their injuries could have been a lot worse.

“Carrying a knife does not provide protection, but in fact makes you vulnerable and, as in this case, can place you and others in serious harm.

“Officers are carrying out proactive patrols in many areas of the city with the aim of gathering information and to provide reassurance to the community”.