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Brighton hospital on lockdown after knifeman stabs NHS worker in violent attack

A man has been arrested after a staff member was stabbed at Royal Sussex County Hospital on Sunday morning. The attack reportedly took place on the 11th floor of the hospital. A man, in his 30s, was arrested an hour later after the attack in a nearby street. 

Nearby businesses were reportedly ordered to close. 

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “At 8.42am on Sunday (19 July) police were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after a report that a member of staff had sustained a stab wound.

“The hospital site was quickly secured while officers have been working with security staff to confirm that nobody else has been injured, and that staff and patients are safe.

“Following immediate police searches and enquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40am on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.”

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