Police witness appeal over assault in Ardingly


Police are seeking witnesses to an assault on a 20-year-old man from Hadlow Down, East Sussex, which occurred in Hett Close, Ardingly, between 1.30am and 2.30am on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, 1 January.

The victim was walking with his girlfriend to where they were staying when two or three people approached and attacked him. He suffered a broken hand which required surgery and a chipped tooth. He was treated at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

A man aged 40 , from Ardingly, and a boy aged 17 were arrested - the man on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and the boy on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm. Both were questioned and both have been bailed until 16 February.

Anyone who saw what happened or who has other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or e-mail 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 404 of 1/1. Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.