THREE teenagers have been detained in connection with a violent knife attack in a shed.

A 55-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the outbuilding of a house in Nicolson Drive, Shoreham, on February 11.

He had heard a woman screaming in distress in the shed and rushed to her aid before being set upon by a “group of young men” wearing masks, Sussex Police reported earlier this year.

In the conflict that followed, the man managed to land a punch on the face of one of his attackers.

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But he was stabbed several times, suffering severe injuries including a punctured lung.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and required surgery for his wounds.

A man and woman, already in the outhouse, were also said to have been assaulted.

Investigations into the violent attack continue, Sussex Police have made three further arrests in connection with the incident.

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Two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old were detained on suspicion of aggravated burglary during three raids on properties in Lancing. One of the 18-year-olds was also arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

All three have been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident and anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Waterway.

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“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online.”

Earlier this year, Jordan Bell, 19, unemployed, of Grafton Gardens in Sompting, was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been remanded in custody charged with attempted murder and is awaiting a court trial in August.