Stabbed Boy in Brighton Admits Making It Up
March 27, 2016, 4:04 pm
A teenage boy who reported to police that he was stabbed while walking in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, on 14 March has since admitted he made it up.
The 14-year-old was in possession of a knife and stabbed himself accidentally while play fighting with his friend.
Originally he claimed a man had approached him and stabbed him in the stomach.
Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said: â€œWe were appealing for witnesses to the attack and the incident caused some concern in the community at the time.Â The boy will now be dealt with for wasting police time.â€
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Source: Sussex Police