Worthing teenager arrested after iron bar assaults

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following assaults on two 17-year-old boys in Worthing on Saturday (September 10).

The victims were assaulted at around 12.30am, in Tarring Road, with a small iron bar as they walked past the Sussex Tools shop.

One of the victims received chest injuries and the other victim received head injuries. Both victims were taking to Worthing hospital for treatment.

Detective Constable Clare Thomas said: “Police are reviewing CCTV and speaking to witnesses as part of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.”

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested after handing himself into police. He has been released on bail until October 18 pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 46 of 10/9 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.