A Croydon teenager has been arrested after two men were stabbed in Brighton.

The 18-year-old was yesterday held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, affray and possession of a knife after a violent row erupted in the centre of the city.

The two men were stabbed outside the Metro Bank in Churchill Street following an argument involving a group of men at about 8pm on September 1.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old Brighton man, ran from the fight but was pursued down Cranbourne Street, where he was attacked again.

He suffered stab wounds to his groin, backside and back and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

A second victim, a 24-year-old man also from Brighton, required stitches to a small wound on his back.

The arrested teenager, who was also detained on suspicion of possessing drugs, has been bailed until November 9.

A second suspect is still being sought by police.

He was described as black, about 5ft tall and aged between 20 and 25.

He was last dressed fully in black clothing.

Police believe he frequents Brighton but may be from the south London area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.co.uk