A 15-YEAR-OLD boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released by police.

A 23-year-old man was knocked from his motorbike as it collided with a car at about 6pm on Saturday in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne.

He was then stabbed in the back.

Later that evening a 15-year-old boy from Brighton was arrested in Polegate.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A 15-year-old boy from Brighton was arrested in Polegate on Sunday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder, driving with no licence, driving with no insurance, failing to stop after a road traffic collision, and aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.

“He has been released on conditional bail until May 19 pending further enquiries.”

Emergency services including police and air ambulance attended the scene of the crash and the motorcyclist was flown to hospital in Brighton.

Following the incident 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.”