Cyclist suffers 'significant head injuries' in attack by driver in Turners Hill

A cyclist has suffered 'significant head injuries' after being attacked by a driver in Mid Sussex.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:26 am

Sussex Police said officers were called to Paddockhurst Road in Turners Hill at 4.50pm yesterday (April 13) following reports of an alleged assault on a cyclist.

The driver of a black Mercedes had overtaken the cyclist, before getting out of the vehicle and allegedly assaulting him with what is believed to be a metal pole, police said.

The victim, a man in his 40s, suffered significant head injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.


Officers arrested a 28-year-old man from East Grinstead on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in custody at this time, police said.

Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Jon Robeson added: “This is a fast-moving investigation with officers able to make a swift arrest.

“The victim has suffered significant head injuries and is currently in hospital receiving medical treatment.

“Did you witnesses the incident? We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the alleged assault or has dash cam footage of the incident.

“You can report information to us either online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1042 of 13/04.”