Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Albert Road, Bexhill on Tuesday (30 August).
Emergency services were called at around 3.50pm after it was reported two men were seen fighting.
The victim, a 35-year-old man from St Leonards, was pushed off his stationary moped and punched and stabbed twice in the back. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries which required stitches and has since been discharged.
After the attack the suspect was seen to walk off towards Parkhurst Road. He has been described as white, around 6′ and of slim build with short cropped blonde or light brown hair. He was wearing a burgundy t-shirt and shorts.
Following a thorough search of the area, a car that the suspect was believed to be in was stopped by police in St Leonards. A 19-year-old man from Bexhill was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He currently remains in police custody.
A 28-year-old man from Robertsbridge was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has been bailed until 31 October.
Detective Sergeant Ross Bartlett said: “We would like to hear from anybody who was in Albert Road at the time and who saw anything suspicious immediately before or after the fight.
“Witnesses can email [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Suez.”
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/).