Three men jailed for attack

An Aldingbourne man has been jailed for his part in an attack on a Chinese man in Littlehampton.

Nathan Sinclair, 21, of Hook Lane, and Adam Zahed, 18, of Bayford Road, Littlehampton were both was sentenced to three years and three months, for grievous bodily harm, while Daniel Yates, 22, of Latham Close, Littlehampton, was jailed for three years for GBH.

The court heard the victim was violently assaulted on July 24, of last year at 10.45pm outside a parade of shops in Wick Street.

He suffered serious injuries included a fractured eye socket and had his keys and mobile phone stolen.

Police arrested four men nearby to the incident who matched the descriptions of the suspects and found the victim’s stolen property.

Three of the four men were charged with GBH and pleaded guilty at Chichester Crown Court last month.

They were sentenced last Friday (May 11) at Chichester Crown Court.

Speaking after the case Detective Constable Emma Dumbrell said: “I am pleased that these men received custodial sentences.

“At the time of the attack there were concerns from the community that the victim was targeted because he was Chinese but our investigation proved this was not case.

“He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”