Trio rebailed after police officer attacked in Haywards Heath

Police are thought to be investigating the incident outside Bishop Luffa School
Police are thought to be investigating the incident outside Bishop Luffa School

Three men who were arrested after a police officer was injured following a disturbance at a Haywards Heath pub in February have been rebailed.

The Sussex Police constable was attacked after being called to a fight which broke out at The Burrell Arms in Commercial Square at around 11pm, during which several glasses and advertising boards were broken.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Two men, aged 45 and 46, and both from Lindfield, were punched and struck with bottles after supporting repeated requests by the landlady for the group to behave. One man was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, with a suspected fractured cheekbone.

“The suspects then fled but were spotted in nearby Queen’s Road by a lone officer who tried to detain them.

“He was attacked, suffering minor injuries, but was able to captor spray two of his assailants.”

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and of assaulting a police officer, an 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH, assaulting a police officer and possessing cannabis, and a 20 year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm, have all had their bail extended until May 24 while enquiries continue.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “All three men come from Haywards Heath and all the arrests were made following a disturbance at the Burrell Arms, Haywards Heath, on 28 February.”