Worker stabbed inside hospital as police arrest suspect

A hospital has been placed in lockdown after a worker was stabbed inside the building.

Officers were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, at 8.42am this morning following reports that a member of staff had sustained a stab wound. The site was then quickly secured, Sussex Police said.

No other workers or patients were injured in the incident, a spokesperson confirmed. A man, 30, has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after being found on nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40am.

He has now been taking into custody for further questioning.

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t is thought the stabbing occurred on the 11th floor of the hospital, The Mirror reports. Neighbouring businesses also temporarily closed as officers arrived on the scene.

The hospital worker, believed to be a cleaner, was said to have suffered ‘non-life-threatening’ injuries in the stabbing.

The incident is currently being treated as an isolated and unexplained event and has no terrorist links, a Sussex Police spokesperson added.

They continued: ‘There is currently nothing to suggest that any other person has been involved or that anyone else is at risk.’

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