Attackers kick and punch man’s face in Shoreham

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POLICE are hunting for the attackers of a man in Shoreham who was repeatedly kicked and punched to the face and bitten by a dog.

The 46-year-old victim was assaulted by a group of people in Church Street, on Tuesday, June 9.

He was sitting on a bench in St Mary de Haura Churchyard between 8.55pm and 9.05pm when he was approached by three men and two women who repeatedly hit and kicked him causing bruising, cuts and swelling to his face.

A Sussex Police spokesman said one of the men had a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier type dog that ‘was encouraged to attack the victim causing him a puncture wound on his abdomen and left ankle’.

PC Yvonne Daddow said: “This was an unprovoked attack, please contact us if you have any information which could help us with our investigation.”

A 19-year-old woman from Shoreham has been arrested on suspicion of assault. She was questioned and released on bail until Wednesday, August 5.

A 20-year-old man from Worthing has been arrested on suspicion of assault, attempting to wound with intent and for being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control that caused injury.

He was questioned and released on bail until Wednesday, August 5.

Any witness or anyone with information about the incident is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 633 of 10/06. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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