Police have charged two teenagers in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in St Leonards, which has left him in a critical condition.

The victim was stabbed in the stomach in Old Church Road near the junction of Battle Road around 6.50pm on Saturday night (November, 18).

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and underwent surgery yesterday morning (Sunday, 19).

Police said he is expected to require further surgery in due course.

Jack Cunnion, 18, of Essex Road in the town, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, along with a 16-year-old boy also from the town.

Both have been remanded in custody, and are due to appear before magistrates today (Monday, 20).

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police online here, or call 101 quoting Operation Charing.