A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman in the street.

The man appeared to grab the woman around the neck as he walked with the woman in Chequer Road, East Grinstead, between the Sportsman pub and the S Taylor Jewellers shop at 2.10pm on Sunday.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and released under investigation.

Police are looking to talk to two men passing by who intervened and pulled the man off the woman.

PC Neil Twelves said: "We are keen to talk to these two men, who we believe were builders, who saw the incident and intervened."

If you are the men who witnessed the altercation or know who they are, call 101 quoting serial 732 of 03/12.