The mayor of Worthing was assaulted in the town on Friday (July 29).
Sussex Police confirmed a man was assaulted and injured on Marine Parade, near the amusements, shortly after 3pm.
A man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody, a police spokesman said.
On Saturday (July 30), the mayor of Worthing Councillor Sean McDonald wrote on Facebook: “Ladies and Gents. Thank you for your very lovely messages and just to confirm I am fine, keeping calm and carrying on.
“I will not be making any further comments as the matter is sub judice but thank you for your thoughts.
“I will be attending events as scheduled.”
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