Man suffers broken facial bones after Lewes car park row

Bus cordoned off by police, North Street car park, Lewes
Bus cordoned off by police, North Street car park, Lewes

A MAN aged 36 living in a private double decker bus in a Lewes car park suffered broken facial bones from an altercation with a group of youths on Sunday (July 8).

Detective Sergeant Julie Dow from East Sussex CID said: “Throughout Sunday evening police received calls from concerned residents about a group of rowdy youths seen drinking and hanging around a red VW car in Spring Gardens car park.

“At some time around 11.30pm the victim came out of his bus and confronted these youths, and was consequently attacked as a result of which he sustained fractures to his face and has undergone maxillofacial surgery.

“We are investigating the circumstances that led up to the assault and would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity on Sunday evening. Please call 101 quoting serial 1560 of 8/7 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Four local teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault, three of whom along with a 35-year-old man have also been arrested in connection with drug offences.

All five have been bailed for eight weeks pending further enquiries.