A MAN suffered a serious injury in a late-night drive-by stabbing.

The 50-year-old was found with a severe stab wound at Admiral Steps in Nelson Road, Hastings, at 11.10pm on Friday night.

He told police two men had climbed out of a car and approached him.

One of them stabbed him in the leg, then the pair returned to the car and drove away.

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

Detective Constable Nick Arthur said: “This was a serious injury and the man was not discharged from hospital until four days later.

“His injury still requires further attention.

“We are searching for two suspects after the victim said two men got out of a car and one of them stabbed him before driving off.

“Both men are described as black. One of them was wearing a puffa style jacket with blue sleeves and white body.

“If you saw the incident or have any other information, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1640 of 09/10.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”