Man hit in the head with ‘metal instrument’ in serious attack outside Horsham Lidl

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Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses for an assault in Horsham on Tuesday June 7. The incident happened outside Lidl in the Foundry Retail Park on Foundry Lane.

The incident happened around 7:05 p.m. and the store was closed for the rest of the night. Officers responded to a report of a ‘potential stabbing’ but it has now emerged it was a ‘serious assault’ after a 24-year-old man was punched in the head with a metal instrument.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged. Six police cars were seen at the incident site until at least 9.30pm, while forensic officers were also present with a police cordon in place.

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A Lidl spokesperson said on Wednesday June 8: “We can confirm that the police were alerted to an incident outside our Horsham store last night. The store was temporarily closed to support the police in their investigation and reopened this morning following their instructions. . We will continue to assist the authorities in any way we can.”

A spokesperson for Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) said: ‘An KSS helicopter attended an incident in Horsham on June 7, 2022. Our crew arrived at the scene at 8.02pm and, after assessment , the patient was left in the care of SECAmb clinicians.”

Sussex Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident and are particularly keen to speak with a group of three men, one of whom had a gray bicycle, at the time of the attack. Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information that could help officers in their investigations is asked to report it to the police online or call 101 quoting serial number 1174 dated 07/06 .

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