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Teenager arrested following assault on boy in local park

Police investigating an assault on a boy in Worthing have made an arrest.

Officers were called to West Park, off Shaftsbury Avenue, at 4.06pm on Saturday 18 September following a report of an assault on a 14-year-old boy. 

The victim suffered facial injuries in the assault, which happened around 3.30pm that day. 

On Tuesday (September 21), officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was interviewed and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

PS Craig Burgess of Worthing Police said: "This was an unprovoked attack on a young victim and we have been able to make a swift arrest following a number of enquiries. 

"We take violence against young people incredibly seriously and will always look to take positive action."

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