Man charged with Hailsham attack
By Raviliouse | Monday, May 21, 2012, 18:31
A man has been charged with an attack on another man whose face and neck were seriously injured in an attack outside a Hailsham pub.
Lucas Lamb, 29 years-old, unemployed, of Walton Close, Eastbourne, was arrested on Monday morning, 21 May, and is in custody. He will appear at Eastbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.
He is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to the 52-year-old man who received life-changing injuries to his face and neck in Hailsham High Street at around 1.30am on Sunday 13 May.
It is believed that the victim had left the pub to intervene in a dispute outside The Corn Exchange. It is not clear what caused the injury at this stage, but detectives from Sussex Police believe that it may have been some form of bladed item, which is now being searched for.
Duty command officer Chief Inspector Heather Keating said: "This was a particularly nasty attack that has had devastating consequences for the victim. It is an isolated incident, following a dispute between people who are known to each other."
A 27-year-old man from Heathfield, arrested on Monday 14 May on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm to another man outside the pub, remains on police bail until 9 June while enquiries continue.