Two men arrested in connection with Bognor Regis assault

Saturday, 27 February 2021 11:02

By Carl Hartley - Radio News Hub

Police investigating an assault on a man in Bognor Regis have arrested two suspects.

About 9.27pm on Wednesday 24 February, a 36-year-old man from the Bognor Regis area was discovered with serious injuries in Shripney Road, near the War Memorial Hospital.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment for a knife injury to the chest, where he remains in a stable condition.

A 26-year-old man from Felpham and a 30-year-old man from Aldwick have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

It is understood that the victims and suspects are known to each other. 

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: "Our investigation is progressing at pace as we conduct extensive enquiries into this matter.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident and there is nothing at this stage to suggest there is a threat to the wider community.

"I’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while our investigation is ongoing and continue to appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forwards.

"We’re urging anyone with any information, or who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Seaspray."

District Commander, Chief Inspector Jon Carter said "This matter is being investigated as a priority and we understand that incidents such as these may cause concern among members of the public.

"Please be assured that violence will absolutely not be tolerated and we are committed to catching those who engage in criminality and protecting the local community."

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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