Police appeal over Worthing assault

Police investigating a report of a racially aggravated assault in Worthing in the early hours of Saturday December 8 are appealing for witnesses.

At around 2.10am officers received a report of an assault at Bar Next Door in Rowlands Road, Worthing.

A member of staff at the bar reports being assaulted and racially abused as he asked a customer to leave.

The victim did not receive any injuries as a result of the incident.

A 29-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault.

He was later arrested for possession of class A drugs and criminal damage.

He has been bailed until January 15 2013 pending further enquiries.

PC Dave Slade of West Sussex Response Investigation Team said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or heard an exchange of words during the incident.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0147 of 8/12 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.