Statement in response to stabbing in Marine Park Gardens, Bognor Regis

Nick Gibb MP, said, "I am extremely concerned about the attack this Sunday. I am glad that Sussex Police acted quickly to arrest a suspect.

I am already in contact with Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, about how best to tackle the growing problem of anti-social behaviour in Arun as well as the threat posed by county lines drug crime. I am also due to meet Chief Inspector Kris Ottery this week to discuss further measures we can take to address the local drugs problem and associated crime.

Above all else, we must make sure that this sort of violence is not allowed to become the norm in Arun."