Man, 30, arrested for attempted murder after ‘male cleaner’ stabbed at Brighton’s Royal Sussex hospital while building closed
- The attacker ‘beat the worker on the 11th floor of the hospital around 8:40 am’
- The 30-year-old man was arrested an hour later when the location was closed
- The attack at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton is not treated as terrorism
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A man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder after an NHS employee was stabbed in a hospital.
The attacker reportedly beat a male cleaner on the 11th floor of Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at around 8:40 a.m.
Witnesses said the armed police appeared on the scene at around 9 a.m. while hunting the alleged Mesman.
A 30-year-old man was arrested an hour later when the site and neighboring businesses were shut down.
The attacker reportedly kneaded the worker on the 11th floor of the building at around 8:40 AM
Dan Dawson, who reported the incident on Twitter, wrote, “Disgusting to think they worked so hard to fight the virus only to be attacked. Thoughts with the and their family. ‘
Sean Maclead, councilor for Lewes District Lib, tweeted, “My wife works at the Sussex County Hospital, they have been the absolute hero during this crisis, and someone going to hospital and knocking down an employee is frightening. Thoughts and prayers are with the victim. ‘
Sussex police said: “On Sunday (July 19), police were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at 8:42 a.m. after a staff member sustained a stab wound.
The hospital site was quickly secured while agents worked with security personnel to confirm that no one else has been injured and that staff and patients are safe.
After immediate police investigations and investigations, a 30-year-old man was arrested at nearby Wilson Avenue at 9:40 am on suspicion of attempted murder, and currently being held for interview and further investigation.
“This seemingly isolated and inexplicable incident is not currently treated as terrorism, and there is currently nothing to indicate that another person was involved or anyone else is at risk.”
An update on the victim’s condition is expected later today, police said.
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