Murder arrest after stabbing in Sussex

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a stabbing at a home in East Sussex last night (Monday, January 6), Sussex Police has confirmed.

Multiple police cars, including an armed response unit, and paramedics were reportedly called to a property in Newhaven. An air ambulance was also reported to have landed on the Lewes Road Recreation Ground.

Emergency response to stabbing in Newhaven. Photo: Dan Jessup

Emergency response to stabbing in Newhaven. Photo: Dan Jessup

A police spokesman said: "We were called to a report of a man being stabbed at a property in Elphick Road, Newhaven, at 11.30pm on Monday, January 6.

"Sadly, despite efforts to save him, the victim died at the scene.

"A 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to police custody.

"The road is closed while the incident is being dealt with.

Emergency services at the scene in Newhaven. Photo: Dan Jessup

Emergency services at the scene in Newhaven. Photo: Dan Jessup

"There are no further details available at this time."