16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

Victim of St Leonards stabbing dies in hospital

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in the street in St Leonards on Saturday, November 18, has sadly died.

The boy, who had been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton following the attack, had remained in a critical condition throughout. On Friday afternoon (November 24), his family agreed that his life support should be withdrawn and he passed away shortly after 4.30pm. He has not been formally identified at this time.

His death is now being investigated by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team.

Jack Cunnion, 18, a scaffolder, of Essex Road, St Leonards and a 16-year-old boy from St Leonards appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 20, charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

They were both remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on 18 December.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Friday 24 November 2017