Man arrested after police called to Railway Approach in Worthing

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in Worthing, according to Sussex Police.

Officers said they spotted a man acting suspiciously in Railway Approach, Worthing, on Thursday afternoon (April 26).

A police spokesman said the Worthing Prevention team approached the man who subsequently ran off in the direction of Worthing railway station. He was pursued on foot and later arrested.

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Police said a 25-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class A drug (heroin) and two counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty.

He was taken into custody before being released under investigation.

Also on Thursday – shortly after 12.30pm – police and paramedics were called to a separate incident at Railway Approach, Worthing.

Police said officers attended the Grand Victorian Hotel where a man in his early 30s had been found dead. There were no suspicious circumstances.

The coroner for West Sussex has been informed and police are assisting with the coroner’s enquiries.