Three teens arrested for manslaughter after Burgess Hill incident

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Three teenagers have been arrested for manslaughter a month after a man died following an incident at a Burgess Hill cafe, police have said.

A group of people were working late at a café in Church Road on Friday 13 May when four people, unknown to them caused a disturbance, A police spokesman said. “During this a 35-year-old woman was assaulted. The altercation spilled out into the street and a car, believed to be a small silver car possibly a Toyota Aygo, had to stop.

“The group then left the area. Shortly afterward, one of the people from the cafe, a 63-year-old man Frank Milligan from Burgess Hill collapsed and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He sadly died two days later.”

An 18-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl all from Haywards Heath have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, Sussex Police confirmed today. All three suspects were interviewed and released on bail until 29 September for further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Vicki Tomlinson said: “This has been a fast paced and extensive investigation which has led to the identification of three further suspects in addition to the two who were arrested at the time of the incident. The family of the victim continue to be supported by officers.”

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Abraham. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)