Man taken to hospital after Southwater attack

A man was taken to hospital after being attacked in Southwater.

Tuesday, 5th October 2021, 5:25 pm

Just after midnight on Sunday 3 October police were called to a disturbance outside the Southwater Sports Club, which had closed for the night, a spokesman said.

He added: “A man aged 18 had sustained a cut to his finger which required hospital treatment, and a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were assaulted. Neither required hospital treatment.”

A boy aged 17 was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and of two offences of assault by beating, police said. A man aged 18 was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and possession of cannabis.

The spokesman added: “After being interviewed they were both released on police bail until 1 November while enquiries continue.

“This was an isolated incident and has posed no risk to the wider community.

“Anyone who saw what happened can contact us either online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or by calling 101, quoting serial 12 of 03/10.”