A MAN accused of stabbing an NHS worker at his hospital is a music producer and events organiser, The Sun can reveal.
Connolly Mellon, 30, was arrested by armed cops after catering worker Joseph George, 56, was knifed at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Sources say Mr George's attacker ordered him at knifepoint to open a drugs cabinet with his security pass during the ordeal on Sunday.
Mr George pleaded that his card would not open the cabinet but he was then stabbed five times before the man fled.
Cops caught up with the alleged knifeman an hour later and he was arrested in a nearby street.
Mr George was treated in hospital for injuries to his arm, lip, throat and torso. He has since been discharged.
Mellon is boss of a music events firm and has previously organised large-scale vinyl record conferences in Brighton.
He has also earned a living as a sound and mixing engineer for music artists.
Mellon, from Brighton, appeared at the city's Magistrates' Court charged with the stabbing this morning.
He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address during the short hearing
The defendant, who remained in handcuffs and wore a grey sweatshirt, entered no plea to the attempted murder charge and a second charge of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
Mellon was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on August 17.
The court heard that he would be taken to prison before being transferred for detention in a hospital until the next court hearing.
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