Sussex stabbing: Police arrest man in connection with 'frenzied' knife attack that killed pensioner Don Lock

The attack happened on Thursday night

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A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Don Lock, a pensioner who was stabbed to death in a "frenzied knife attack" on a West Sussex road.

Mr Lock, a 79-year-old from Worthing, died at the scene after an air ambulance landed and paramedics carried out first aid.

His assailant, who got out of a car and stabbed Mr Lock after their cars collided on the A24 at Findon, West Sussex on Thursday night, made off in the victim's vehicle, Sussex Police said.

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Detectives had described the suspect as a white man, aged between 30 and 40, around six feet tall, skinny with shoulder length brown hair. His car is a pale-coloured, old-style vehicle.

Detective Superintendent Adam Hibbert of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "Mr Lock was the victim of a frenzied attack that he had no chance to defend himself against.

"The attacker has then driven off but at this stage we have a limited description of his vehicle.

"We are looking for an extremely dangerous man and need the public's help to identify and arrest him urgently."

"Specially trained officers are supporting the victim's family at this extremely difficult time."

Eye-witness John Meesschart, 73, who lives directly outside the scene of the attack, told The Argus: "My wife and I were celebrating my birthday at the Black Horse pub.

"We walked back home and saw cars in the road with just their indicators flashing.

findon-1.jpg"It must have been shortly after the stabbing, because there were no emergency vehicles at that point.

"It was pretty gruesome. The guy was in a bad state. There was blood everywhere. It was not a nice way to celebrate my birthday."

Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police by ringing 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Roseberg or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.