Four Worthing paper boys attacked

Four Worthing paper boys attacked


A man was arrested this morning (Monday October 7th) after four paper boys were attacked in Worthing.  

At 7.00 am the two boys left the Elm Grove Newsagents in Elm Grove, Worthing and the other two left Taylors Newsagents in South Street, Tarring  on their cycles to carry out their paper delivery rounds.  Shortly afterwards each one was individually attacked in nearby streets.  Two bikes and a mobile phone were taken.

Following a swift police response an 18-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The boys are not reported to have been seriously hurt.

Sergeant Jo Webb said; “We are still looking for a second suspect and anyone who saw any of the incidents or has any other information is asked to call us on 101 or email:  quoting serial 0166 of  October 7th.”