A man has been taken to hospital with stab wounds to the face and chest following a dispute in a vehicle in Bexhill.

The 34-year-old victim was a passenger in the back of a grey Vauxhall Corsa, which was parked at the end of Preston Road around 1.30pm on Sunday (January, 6).

Police said there was an argument between three men in the car, and it’s believed one of the men got out and headed towards Sidley Street.

The victim later got out of the car with wounds, which police said required surgery, and he is now recovering.

A 51-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation.

Police said they are now keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle parked up, or the men.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or call 101 quoting reference number 520 of 06/01.