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Teenagers Arrested Following Assault in Barnham

Restaurant Damaged During Barnham Disturbance

An investigation has been launched following an assault in Barnham. Police are appealing for information after a report of a disturbance at The Passage to India, located in The Square, at 10pm on Sunday, 19 May.

A 64-year-old man was assaulted during the incident and sustained facial injuries. The restaurant also suffered damage.

Two girls, aged 14 and 15 from Yapton, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. They have both been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers are seeking to speak with other individuals who are believed to have been involved in the incident. Anyone with information is urged to come forward and assist with the investigation.

Chief Inspector Will Keating-Jones, Chichester and Arun District Commander, said: “This is an unacceptable and unprovoked attack.

“Those who go to work should not have to tolerate this behaviour and we are taking this report extremely seriously.

“An investigation is underway and we will hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions.

“We are aware of a post on social media showing the incident. I would urge users to not speculate or share it at this time and report any evidence to Sussex Police.”

Witnesses or anyone with any information or footage is asked to report it to police online or call 101 quoting serial 1327 of 19/05.

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