A man’s due before magistrates today (Monday, 24) charged in connection with four people being attacked in Worthing on Friday afternoon (July, 21).

Police were called to Victoria Park around 2pm following reports a 28-year-old woman had been attacked.

A car belonging to her parked in St Matthews Road was also damaged, with dents to bodywork and windows being smashed.

A 33-year-old woman and 55-year-old man were injured after going to her aid.

A 54-year-old man was also present – all four victims were left with cuts and bruises.

Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell said:

“The older of the two men had been passing by and was injured when he intervened to help the younger of the two women who was being threatened in the park.

“The older woman was attacked after helping the younger woman get away by lending her own cycle.

“We thank those involved for their intervention and help.”

Police said all four victims were treated for their injuries at Worthing Hospital and later discharged.

Aaron Tear, 32, a roofer of no fixed address, has been 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.