Teenagers in fight involving metal poles and knife in Burgess Hill

Teenagers in fight involving metal poles and knife in Burgess Hill

Teenagers in fight involving metal poles and knife in Burgess Hill

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College pupils attacked a fellow teenager with metal poles and a knife in a savage late-night attack.

Three of the four teenage attackers are known to attend a local college, which is currently on its half-term break.

Sussex Police officers were called at 1.50am on Tuesday to Junction Road in Burgess Hill to a report of a fight involving a group of teenagers.


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Four Burgess Hill teenagers, including two 15-year-olds, a 17-year-old and an 18- year-old, were all arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault.

The quartet were questioned before being released on bail until April 12 while officers carry out further inquiries.

An 18-year-old man from Burgess Hill was treated by paramedics for cuts to his hands and swelling around his eye.

A number of weapons were seized at the scene including a small knife and a metal pole.

Burgess Hill Town councillor David Andrews, who lives just half a mile from the crime scene, said: “My initial reaction is that it is absolutely appalling that it should happen.

“It is not a regular occurrence as far as I am concerned, certainly a one-off.

“You get the occasional fracas down by the station but nothing like this.”

Robert Bushby, minister of the nearby All Saints United Reformed Church, said: “I am shocked really that this would happen here.

“We certainly don’t usually have gangs of school children running around Burgess Hill fighting each other. I am surprised.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 71 of 18/2, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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11:43am Fri 21 Feb 14

spa301 says...

Surprisingly light injuries for a savage attack involving knives and metal poles?
Surprisingly light injuries for a savage attack involving knives and metal poles? spa301
  • Score: 13

1:34pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Brighton Living says...

Need to Grow-up!!
Need to Grow-up!! Brighton Living
  • Score: 7

7:57am Sat 22 Feb 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Chav parents = nasty feral kids.
Chav parents = nasty feral kids. Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Sat 22 Feb 14

hubby says...

Nice place Burgess Hill.
Nice place Burgess Hill. hubby
  • Score: -3

5:36am Sun 23 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Bugs Hole has always been a dump in my eyes
Bugs Hole has always been a dump in my eyes getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -2

11:51am Sun 23 Feb 14

scoobysnax says...

Not just Burgess Hill there were 2 similar attacks in central Brighton on innocent bystanders last month. Feral youths with nothing better to do.
Kids killing kids just for the kicks and cops let them off with a caution.
Not just Burgess Hill there were 2 similar attacks in central Brighton on innocent bystanders last month. Feral youths with nothing better to do. Kids killing kids just for the kicks and cops let them off with a caution. scoobysnax
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