Teenager stabbed in Worthing

A TEENAGE girl was stabbed at a house in Worthing on Saturday (June 16).

Police went to the home in Shakespeare Road, at 3.45am following a report of an assault.

A 16-year-old girl was found with a stab wound to her stomach. She was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital where she is currently in a stable condition.

Detective Constable Tony Taylor of West Sussex CID said: “This does not appear to be a random attack. It is believed that two men went to the property looking for a male occupant who was not home. They assaulted the girl and then left.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw two men acting suspiciously in the Shakespeare Road and Tarring Road area between 3am and 4am on Saturday.”

Both men are described as black, approximately 6ft 1in, wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and a bandanna over their faces.

Anyone with information which may assist police is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 334 of 16/6 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.