A man has died after “staggering into an alleyway with stab wounds” following a lunchtime knifing at a popular seaside resort. A murder investigation was launched tonight after the 37-year-old succumbed to his injuries in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.
Police and paramedics were called to the incident which happened at lunchtime, but were unable to do anything to save the man’s life, and he was certified dead at the scene. A police cordon sealed off the alleyway and a separate crime scene was sealed off in a nearby road.
Three paramedics fast response cars, an ambulance and an air ambulance were all called to the scene near Hastings, but were stood down after the victim was certified dead. Officers began house-to-house enquiries to try to find out what had happened in the run-up to the fatal knifing and a spokesman for Sussex Police later confirmed that a 21-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the murder and that no one else was being sought by detectives.