A TAXI driver suffered facial injuries and bruising to his body after a "nasty" assault.

The attack happened in Clarendon Road, Shoreham, at about 12.30am on December 9.

A 28-year-old man from Shoreham was arrested on suspicion of racially or religiously aggravated assault which resulted in actual bodily harm and racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage.

A 25-year-old woman, also from Shoreham, was arrested on suspicion of wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

Both have been released under investigation.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Colin Taylor from Worthing CID said: “This was a nasty assault which meant the taxi driver had to go to hospital. He has fortunately since been discharged.

“We believe there are a number of people who live in the area that may have seen or heard the assault who we may not have spoken to at the time.

“If you saw what happened or have any information, please get in touch with us online or by calling 101 quoting serial 32 of 09/12.”