Victoria Park, Worthing. Picture: Google Street View
POLICE thanked local people for help in tracing a man suspected of assaults and damage at a park.
Officers were called to Victoria Park in Worthing on Friday afternoon after reports of a disturbance in which a man had allegedly attacked a 28-year-old-woman known to him, and then three other people.
The woman, another woman aged 33, and two men aged 55 and 54, sustained cuts and bruising after reportedly being attacked by the suspect.
A car belonging to the 28-year-old woman parked in St Matthew’s Road had been damaged.
Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell said: “Passers-by pointed out to officers the direction in which the suspect had run and as a result we were swiftly able to arrest him in nearby St Elmo Road.
“It was necessary to discharge a Taser into the man in order to detain him safely.
“We thank those involved for their help.”
All four victims were treated for their injuries at Worthing Hospital and later discharged.
Aaron Tear, 32, a roofer, of no fixed address, is due to appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court today charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, three offences of common assault, criminal damage to the car, and possession of an offensive weapon, a knuckleduster.
Source: The Argus