Teenagers remanded in custody after Hailsham churchyard stabbing

St Mary's Church, Hailsham ENGSUS00120120705095954
St Mary's Church, Hailsham ENGSUS00120120705095954

Three teenagers were remanded in custody today (March 23), after appearing in court, charged with wounding with intent.

Oliver Anfield Dennis, 18, of no fixed address, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning, alongside two teenagers from Eastbourne, aged 17 and 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

They have each been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and were remanded in custody until April 9 when they will reappear in court.

Sussex Police, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the air ambulance were called to St Mary’s Church in Hailsham at 8.30pm on Friday, after reports of a stabbing.

A 16-year-old boy sustained head and thorax injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was detained for treatment.

Police said they were called to the incident after reports of several youths fighting.

The churchyard was sealed off by police.