POLICE cars and ambulances filled a residential street last night after a suspected stabbing.

A 17-year-old boy was left with serious injuries and a 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident in St Margaret's Road, St Leonards.

Emergency services flooded into the street at about 9.30pm yesterday.

More than five police cars were joined at the scene by a fire engine and three ambulance vehicles, blocking the road during the incident.

An air ambulance was also called.

The Argus:

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "A teenager has been seriously injured and a man arrested following a suspected stabbing incident in St Leonards.

"Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene in St Margaret’s Road at 9.30pm on Wednesday.

"A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital by road with serious injuries.

"A 58-year-old man from St Leonards was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

"He had suffered a head injury, not believed to be serious, and was taken to hospital, where he remained under arrest on Wednesday evening.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Nevada."

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said they had been assisting with a "police incident" and a spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance service said crews had been called to a private address.

The incident comes in the midst of a UK lockdown in which people are being urged to stay at home wherever possible, only leaving the house for essential trips such as food shopping and picking up medication.

People are also allowed to take one bout of daily exercise.