Lancing 'disturbance': Vehicle 'collided with a man' after driver 'assaulted' two women

An investigation is underway after two women reported being assaulted – before a car collided with a pedestrian – in West Sussex.
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Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses to what it described as a ‘disturbance’ outside an address in Lancing.

"Officers were called to the incident near Wenceling Cottages at 3.30pm on Thursday, December 28,” a police spokesperson said.

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“Two women, aged 40 and 69, reported being assaulted by a man before attempting to leave the scene in a vehicle.

Sussex Police news. Photo: Stock image / National WorldSussex Police news. Photo: Stock image / National World
Sussex Police news. Photo: Stock image / National World

“This vehicle then collided with a man, causing minor injuries.”

Police said that, following enquiries, a 34-year-old man – of no fixed address – was arrested on suspicion of non-fatal strangulation, actual bodily harm (ABH) and two counts of common assault.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries, police said.

A spokesperson added: “Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has CCTV or Ring doorbell footage.

"Report online or call 101 quoting serial 714 of 28/12.”