A WOMAN was stabbed in a city centre public square.

Sussex Police officers remain standing guard at the scene and have cordoned off the entrance to Norfolk Square in Brighton as investigations continue.

The force was called shortly before 2pm to reports of a woman being stabbed.

Officers arrived at the scene to find a 34-year-old woman had suffered injuries to her abdomen and two suspects had run off towards the seafront.

The woman has been taken to hospital and police have made two arrests in connection with the incident.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a report of a woman being stabbed in Norfolk Square at 1.45pm on Thursday.

"Two suspects fled the scene towards the seafront. 

"The victim, 34, sustained a minor injury to her abdomen and has been taken to hospital for treatment. 

"A woman, 44, and a man - no further details - have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and remain in custody for questioning.

"The area has been cordoned off while enquiries are ongoing. 

"Anyone with information or who witnessed what happened is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 744 of 07/05."

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "I can confirm that ambulance crews attended following reports of an assault at approximately 1.50pm today.

"One person was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital."