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

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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 30-year-old man was arrested nearby an hour later as the site and neighbouring businesses were put into lockdown. 

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

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

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

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 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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