A MAN was found with facial injuries while police were responding to reports of a car break-in.

Police received reports that a blue MG ZS had been broken into and a wallet stolen from within at around 6.50am on Thursday, September 8.

A suspect dressed in a dark navy hooded top and jeans was chased by a witness from the scene in Bury Hill, near Pulborough.

Later, officers scouring the area found a man who fit the description walking up Bury Hill with injuries to his face.

He was taken to hospital after telling officers he had been assaulted.

A 39-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has since been released under investigation. 

Anyone with relevant information or footage for either incident can report online, or call 101, quoting serial 202 of 08/09.