Teenager arrested after assaults and antisocial behaviour at shops in Worthing

A teenage boy has been arrested following reports of antisocial behaviour in Tarring Road, Worthing, on Monday afternoon.

An employee at Co-Op reported being spat at after asking youths to leave the store, while the owner of nearby Kwik Vape was also spat at and threatened with violence.

Further to this, a soft drink was thrown into the Kwik Vape store and the front window was smashed with a metal pole.

A suspect was identified through CCTV and witness statements, and arrested the following day.

The 14-year-old boy, from Worthing, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, theft from a shop and two counts of assault by beating.

He has been released under investigation as enquiries into these alleged offences continue.

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