Storrington man arrested

A STORRINGTON man has been arrested following a stabbing on Shoreham Footbridge in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday January 10).

The victim, a man in his 20s, received a small stab wound to his body at around 4am.

He was taken to hospital where he remains with non-life threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old from the village has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The footbridge, which connects Shoreham Beach with the town centre, was closed to allow it to be searched in daylight.

Detective Sergeant Colin O’Hare of West Sussex CID said: “As part of the investigation into this incident it was necessary for us to close Shoreham footbridge so officers could search it for evidence.

“This is a busy thoroughfare and the closure would have inconvenienced many people. I’d like to thank the community in Shoreham for their patience and understanding while the bridge was closed.”

The bridge has now reopened.

Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 105 10/01/12 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.