FIVE arrests were made during a day of action over knife crime and serious violence.

Suspects were arrested over incidents including affray and inflicting grievous bodily harm in Brighton.

Three suspects wanted in connection with a robbery at a bus stop in the Old Steine were also held.

It folows action taken earlier this month to prevent people carrying knives at Brighton Station, with metal detector arches set up.

Police said a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault in New Road, Brighton on August 24, and a 21-year-old man was held on suspicion of a grievous attack and affray.

Chief Inspector Dee Wells said: “Our teams work tirelessly to reduce instances of serious violence, keep our city safe and bring offenders to justice.

“In addition to our days of action, we are working closely with partners to raise awareness among young people of the dangers and consequences of knife possession.

“Our message remains clear carrying a knife does not make you safer but puts you and those around you at an increased risk of harm.

“As always, we would urge anyone with information about knife crime or serious violence to report it to us.”

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