Man found not guilty of attempted murder following incident in Burgess Hill
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A man has been found not guilty of attempted murder after another man was driven at in Burgess Hill.
Officers received a report of a verbal altercation involving two men at the junction of Cants Lane and Wyvern Way, Burgess Hill, around 12.15pm on Monday (24 August).
One of the men was then seen to get into his vehicle and drive his car at the other man, colliding with him before colliding into a road sign. The suspect exited the car and assaulted the victim before getting in his car and driving off.
The vehicle was located in Cants Lane and the suspect was located and arrested by officers nearby.
The victim, a man in his 40s, suffered minor injuries and was discharged from hospital.
Arthur McGhie, 55, of Cants Lane, Burgess Hill was found not guilty of attempted murder at Hove Crown Court on Friday (11 June).
He was found guilty by a jury of assaulting an emergency worker and previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, attempted grievous bodily harm and causing actual bodily harm to an emergency worker.
McGhie has been remanded in custody to be sentenced in September on a date to be determined.
DS Mark Buckley said: "This has been a lengthy investigation, which has had a significant impact on those involved.
"We'd like to thank the victim for their bravery and to the witnesses who have assisted with our enquiries.
"We are thankful of the careful consideration of the evidence given by the members of the public who served on the jury and we respect their verdict.
"We hope that these proceedings help to provide the victim with some closure on what has been a very traumatic incident."