Five men arrested following assault in Southwater

Police have arrested five men after an assault in Southwater.

Officers were called to Lintot Square on Monday (June 21) following reports of an altercation around 4pm.

It was reported a man was assaulted by a group of people who had mistakenly got into his car thinking it was a taxi.

The group left the area in two separate vehicles. Police carried out a number of fast-time enquiries and swiftly arrested five men on suspicion of affray in the Causeway, in Horsham.

The men – aged between 24 and 32 and all from areas outside of Sussex – remain in custody at this time.

Police continue to carry out high-visibility patrols in Southwater to identify and deter any criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Members of the public are urged to continue reporting information to police, so officers can respond effectively. Information can be reported online or by calling 101, or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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