Man arrested after large police response in Hastings

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident in Hastings on New Year’s Day.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 3:26 pm

Police said they were called to High Street, Hastings, at about 8.45am on Wednesday (January 1).

A spokesman said a man was arrested on suspicion of assault after another man was punched in the face.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer while he was being detained, police said.

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Neither victim needed hospital treatment, a police spokesman added.

Police added: “The 37-year-old was taken to custody, questioned and released under investigation.”

An eyewitness said he saw seven police cars responding to the incident.