A 20-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed in a fight outside a pub yesterday night.

Several men were involved in the violence outside the Lynd Cross pub in Bishopric, Horsham, at about 9pm.

The injured man, from Crawley, sustained a stab wound to his body and was taken to hospital, where his condition has been described as serious but not life threatening.

A 55-year-old man, also from Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of affray and is in custody.

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Sussex Police are seeking witnesses. Detective Inspector Cheryl Lewendon said: "The investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are currently being made to trace other people suspected of being involved in the fight.

"At this stage the Lynd Cross pub does not appear to have been directly involved in the incident, but it was a prominent and identifiable location directly outside which it took place.

"If you were in Horsham town centre on Friday evening and saw anything of what happened, or have any further information, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Evesham. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”