A CYCLIST has been left with significant head injuries after being hit with a metal pole in a suspected attack.

Officers were called to Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, following an alleged assault involving a driver and a cyclist at 4.50pm on Tuesday.

The driver of a black Mercedes is accused of overtaking the cyclist before getting out of the car and allegedly assaulting the rider with a metal pole.

The cyclist, a man in his 40s, suffered "significant head injuries" and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Sussex Police have arrested a 28-year-old man from East Grinstead on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Investigating officer detective inspector Jon Robeson added: “This is a fast-moving investigation with officers able to make a swift arrest.

“The victim has suffered significant head injuries and is currently in hospital receiving medical treatment.

“Did you witnesses the incident? We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the alleged assault or has dash cam footage of the incident.

“You can report information to us either online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1042 of 13/04.”

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