TWO teenagers have admitted stabbing a man in a brawl at a takeaway but a third wanted man is still on the run two months after the attack.

Dennis Thomas-Simpson, 18, was seriously injured in the attack at KFC in London Road, Brighton, on July 22.

Jordan Ash is still on the run and a reward is being offered to try to catch him

Mr Thomas-Simpson was stabbed in the stomach and treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but later flown to London’s Kings College in a serious condition.

Jordan Jillians, also 18, suffered minor cuts and bruising to his arm during the incident.

Meshash McKenzie, a 23-year-old sales assistant who lives in Bolney Road, Brighton, and a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons have now pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

Both defendants also admitted possessing pockets knives with folding blades more than three inches long.

The boy also admitted causing actual bodily harm to Mr Jillians and McKenzie was found in possession of cannabis.

Both have been remanded in custody until they are sentenced by Brighton Youth Court and Lewes Crown Court respectively.

Police are still looking for Jordan Ash who is also wanted in connection with the stabbing.

In the days after the attack detectives warned that he should not be approached and was thought to be dangerous.

They said he was still likely to be in the city.

Yesterday Sussex Police said they were still hunting the teenager.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Enquiries continue to trace Jordan Ash.

“Anyone with any information about him is asked to contact us on 101 or online, quoting serial 1363 of 22/07.

“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“The £500 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction is still on offer.”

Shortly after the attack Detective Constable Tom Coll, of Sussex Police, said: “CCTV shows at least seven customers in the restaurant at the time of the stabbing with four people – three men and a woman – clearly seeing what has happened.

“I ask them to call us so we can speak to them.

“We continue to seek Jordan Ash, an 18-year-old man from Brighton, in relation to the stabbing.

“We believe he is still in the city and anyone who has any information should contact us.

Jordan Ash is 5ft 9in, slim, with brown hair and eyes.