A man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple offences after shop staff were threatened.

Police were called to Newland Street, Worthing, at around 1.15pm today to a report of a suspected shoplifter threatening staff at a supermarket.

Sussex Police said the suspect left the scene in a vehicle.

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Officers attended and stopped a vehicle nearby.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop, possession of a controlled Class A drug and eight counts of common assault of an emergency worker.

He remains in police custody at this time.