A man suffered serious facial injuries when he was attacked in the centre of Worthing in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 10 December).
Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating a serious assault in Worthing town centre.
“Officers were called to Liverpool Road, near the Montague Centre, at around 2am on Sunday (10 December) after a man in his forties was assaulted.
“He suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.
“Detectives are appealing for witnesses and would particularly like to speak to a group of four people who were in the area at the time.
“They are described as a white woman in her forties, around 5ft 5in and with dark brown hair who spoke with a northern accent, a white woman in her mid-thirties, around 5ft 8in tall, with long brown hair and wearing a black puffa jacket, a white man in his mid-forties, around 5ft 10in and of medium build and a white boy, aged around 16 years old, 5ft 2in and of slim build.”
Detective Sergeant Verity Spalding said: “The victim in this case is being supported by detectives as our inquiries continue.
“This is being treated as a targeted attack and we do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the wider public.
“We would like to speak to any witnesses or anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area around this time.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have captured any relevant CCTV or doorbell camera footage.
“If anyone has any information, please report online or contact 101 quoting reference 0102 of 10/12.”