Witness appeal after report of threats made to man in Worthing
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man reported being threatened in Worthing.
The victim was walking west along Littlehampton Road, near the Sainsbury’s store and the junctions of Northfield Road and Chantry Road, when a white Ford Transit Tipper drove slowly alongside him.
The passenger in the vehicle pointed what the victim believed to be a black handgun at him and imitated a shooting motion. The vehicle then drove off leaving the victim feeling shaken and distressed.
It happened around 9.45am on Tuesday, February 2 and police are asking for anyone who witnessed the matter or who may have any relevant CCTV or dash cam footage from the area to get in touch.
A 24-year-old man from Worthing has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence; harassment – put in fear of violence; and using threatening / abusive / insulting words / behaviour to cause harassment / alarm / distress.
He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.