Update: Four boys and one girl arrested after man’s jaw is fractured

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Five people have been arrested after a man had his jaw fractured near the Texaco garage, in Balcombe Road.

The man was assaulted as he left the Tesco store at the garage at around 10.30pm on Wednesday evening (September 18).

The group allegedly stole alcohol and cigarettes from the 20-year-old victim and, as he tried to run away, he was knocked to the ground and assaulted.

He was treated for a fractured jaw.

Two 16-year-old boys, two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl were arrested nearby on suspicion of GBH and robbery.

They were all questioned and later bailed until November 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1621 of 18/9 or e-mail contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk