Lancing man punched repeatedly in face

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was repeatedly punched in the face by a teenager in Lancing.

The 48-year-old victim was in Monks Recreation Ground, off Crabtree Lane, at about 7.45pm on Sunday (August 3) when he was assaulted.

The victim, from Lancing, was attacked by a teenage boy who was stood among a group of 10 to 15 children.

He suffered cuts to his lip and damaged teeth.

PC Matt Welch said: “The victim suffered a nasty facial injury and we are keen to find people who saw the incident.

“If you saw any part of what happened, please contact us.”

A 17-year-old boy from Lancing has been arrested and questioned on suspicion of assault. He was released on bail until August 17.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1445 of 03/08, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.