A MAN was stabbed in the head outside a busy shopping area.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured at the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, in Hastings at around 11.45am today.

The victim was taken to Conquest Hospital in St Leonards with head wounds. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Inspector Olivia Carroll, of the Hastings Prevention Team, said: “This was an isolated incident involving a number of people possibly known to each other, and we have no information at this time to suggest there is a threat to the wider community.

“A knife has been recovered from the scene, and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“A 37-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm.”

He was still in police custody at the time The Argus went to press.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information about the incident, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 488 of 12/10.