A MOTORCYCLE rider was stabbed in the back after being run off the road by a motorist.

The 23-year-old, who suffered “serious injuries” in the attack, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by air ambulance yesterday evening.

Police are still searching for those behind the attack, which happened shortly after 6pm.

The car, described as silver VW Golf, did not stop at the scene at the junction of Friday Street (B2104) and Larkspur Drive in Eastbourne.

The man is currently in a stable and non life-threatening condition.

Detective Inspector Daniel Dugan said: “This incident may have caused another uninvolved driver to take evasive action and we would like to speak to this potential witness in particular, along with anyone else who may have seen something

“We believe this collision may have been a deliberate act, but it is an isolated incident in which we believe the people involved are known to each other.

“If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Foxmere.

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

No arrests have been made at this stage.