17-year-old Boy Attacked in Early Hours on Horsham Street
Police are leading an investigation into an attack on a 17-year-old boy on Rushams Road, Horsham, at about 1am on Sunday 18th February.
The victim was walking home, and had just reached the junction with Victory Road, when he was approached by a white male wearing a dark, potentially green tracksuit. he also wore a dark sleeveless puffa jacket with the hood up.
The suspect demanded money from the victim which he didn’t have on his person. He then demanded the boy’s phone, which was handed over.
The victim sustained two stab wounds, one to his arm and one to his back.
The suspect then retreated along Victory Road.
The boy was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for his wounds and was discharged later that morning.
Detective Constable Mike Wyborn said; “This was frightening experience for the young boy although thankfully his injuries are not serious. If you were in the Rushams Road area around that time and saw anything, or if you have any other information, please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 99 of 18/02.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
At this point there is not considered to be any connection between this incident and one that occurred around the same time in East Street, Horsham town centre.