Man stabbed in buttock during seafront attacks

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A man in his twenties was stabbed in the buttock in one of two attacks on Worthing seafront.

According to police, at around 3.30pm on Friday (May 13) officers were called to Marine Parade, Worthing, after a report that a man seen being chased along the seafront had been stabbed in the buttock, possibly with a knife.

The victim, a man believed to be in his late twenties, was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. The wound was minor and he was not detained.

A police spokesperson added: “Police enquiries established that the victim was hostile to any further action being taken and no independent lines of enquiry were possible. No further investigation.”

Earlier the same afternoon, in what police believe to be a separate incident, officers were called to Denton Gardens in Brighton Road, Worthing to deal with a case of suspected assault between two homeless men.

The victim, a 59-year-old man, had been punched and kicked by another man, sustaining a cut cheek which he was treated for in hospital.

Police believe both men are part of the local street community.

A 37-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

After questioning he was bailed until Wednesday, June 1 while enquiries continue.

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