Teenager to face trial over alleged stabbing


A 17-year-old boy has denied a charge of wounding with intent after a footballer was stabbed in Langley Green on October 24.

The teenager appeared in Lewes Crown Court on Monday November 16.

He pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent. It is alleged he unlawfully and maliciously wounded the victim to cause grievous bodily harm.

The teenager was remanded in custody to face a trial on March 7.

The incident happened in Cherry Lane playing fields during a match between Mile Oak Reserves and Alliance.

Mile Oak FC tweeted that the match was postponed at half time when an Alliance player was stabbed.

The victim was taken to St George’s Hospital in London with serious injuries including a neck wound.

Mile Oak later tweeted that the victim had an operation and was recovering.

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