Police appeal for Three Fishes doormen assault suspects

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on four door staff by two men at the Three Fishes pub in Worthing in the early hours of Sunday, May 26.

The two men are believed to be part of a larger group celebrating a football awards evening. The victims, all men aged between 25 and 45, were trying to remove one of them from the Chapel Road pub due to him being intoxicated when the assaults took place between 12.15am and 12.40am.

One of the door staff suffered an eye injury with the others receiving general cuts and bruises.

The first suspect is described as white, aged 25-30, 5’ 11” to 6’ 3” tall, of stocky build and with short brown spiky hair and having a number ‘7’ shaved into the back of his head. He was smartly dressed, wearing a light-coloured suit jacket and trousers with a light pink tie.

The second suspect is also described as white, aged 30-35, 5’ 6” to 5’ 9” tall, of stocky build and with short black spiky hair. He was also smartly dressed wearing a black suit and white shirt.

PC David Slade from Worthing police said: “This was a totally unnecessary and deliberate assault. One of the doorman could have suffered a serious eye injury.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 44 of 26/05. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.