Police have charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with a number of violent incidents in St Leonards and Hastings.

A 16-year-old was hit over the head and needed several stitches following an attack in Norman Road on Tuesday night (January, 23) at 9.20pm.

A separate incident took place around 8.45pm on the same night in White Rock Road, where an 18-year-old man was allegedly approached and threatened by three young men with knives.

The 17-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm following the incident in Norman Road, and with witness intimidation, affray and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident in White Rock Road.

He has also been charged with three burglaries and four cases of taking vehicles without consent.

He has currently been remanded in custody to appear at Hastings Youth Court on February 1, and Lewes Crown Court on February 22.

A second 17-year-old boy has been charged with witness intimidation, affray, and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident in White Rock Road.

He has been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on February 17.