POLICE are appealing for information following an attempted stabbing in Shoreham.

On Wednesday, November 20, at around 8.30am, the victim was walking to school on Brighton Road when he was assaulted by a male who approached him from behind.

The suspect produced a knife and tried to stab the victim in the abdomen.

The victim managed to disarm the suspect who then fled on foot.

The suspect was described as being white, 5’8’’, with dark hazel eyes, a pale complexion with reddened cheeks and he was wearing a black puffer jacket with grey school trousers.

Police have issued an e-fit of the suspect to assist with the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Simon Smith said: “This was a shocking attack on a teenage boy as he walked to school in Shoreham.

“Every effort is being made by police to identify the person responsible for this offence.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen this incident or may have information as to who the suspect is to report online or call 101 quoting serial 418 of 20/11.”