Attempted Murder: Teen ‘deliberately run over twice by truck’

The man was struck twice as he walked home on Warmdene Avenue, East Sussex. Credit: Google Earth

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenager was “deliberately” run over twice by a truck.

The victim aged 19 was walking along the pavement in Warmdene Avenue, Patcham near Brighton, East Sussex on Saturday evening when he was hit by the truck.

The teen was hit by the truck before it turned around and hit him again as he lay on the ground. His condition is described as “Serious” but “Stable”

Police believe that this was a deliberate act, Police quickly confirmed this was not a terror-related incident however they do believe it was a targeted attack.

As the Teen laid on the ground the white pick-up truck turned around driving over the teen again as he laid helpless on the floor.

Sussex Police spokesman that the vehicle involved the alleged attack was a “dirty pick-up truck, with a double cab and an open back”.

After striking the man twice, it then accelerated east on Mackie Avenue, the force said.

Anyone with information was urged to contact police on 101.