A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl, police said today.
Sussex Police said the girl, who suffered serious stab wounds to her face and body, has now been released from hospital following the incident on Thursday.
Police and the ambulance service were called to a house in the High Street in Lindfield, West Sussex, at around 3.20am.
The victim, who was known to the suspect, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but was released on Friday afternoon.
The suspect, from Haywards Heath, was located in a nearby recreation ground with injuries to his wrists and fingers and was taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill before being transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead for treatment.
He was released from hospital and taken into custody yesterday evening.
The matter has been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) due to recent police contact with the suspect and the victim.
The police spokesman added: “This is standard practice whenever there has been recent police contact with anyone involved in a subsequent incident.”