Teenagers assaulted in Haywards Heath

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TWO TEENAGERS were attacked in Haywards Heath on Saturday (April 14).

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault in Edward Road.

The 18-year-old man and the 15-year-old boy were assaulted at 9.15pm.

Earlier on four men had been playing a game of football in a small car park in Burchett’s Close, Haywards Heath, and had hit a parked car accidentally with the football.

The car was a green 3 series BMW but no damage was caused.

Later on the four were walking along Edward Road when a green BMW pulled up, the driver got out armed with a piece of wood and assaulted two of the males.

The suspect used a metre long piece of wood and hit one of them on his forearm and hit another to the back of his legs causing him to fall over, then hit him twice on the head and also struck him on his arm, back and torso. Following the assaults the victims called the police and made their way to the nearby Sainsburys Local store.

The first victim suffered a minor injury to his arm and the second has a large gash to his forehead which needed seven stitches at hospital, a small puncture wound on his left arm and bruising on his back and legs.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing grevious bodily harm and has been bailed for further enquiries until June 6.

Sergeant Rachel Mundy said: “This is a particularly nasty assault where a weapon has been used in an unprovoked attack on two young lads. Police are appealing for information from anyone who saw a green BMW 3 series coupe in the area between 9.15pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 14 April or saw the assault.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1626 of 14/4. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.