Driver charged with attempted murder after man sent flying over hedge by car

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a council worker at high speed, throwing him into the air.

Arthur McGhie, 54, was arrested at his home address on the same street as the incident in Burgess Hill, just minutes after the victim was hit by the car on August 24.

He has now been charged with attempted murder, actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker and dangerous driving. He will appear before magistrates in Crawley on Thursday.

Footage of the victim being hit by the car went viral this week. Shortly before the incident, two men could be seen speaking in the street, with one of them then climbing into a vehicle.

He then drives into the victim at high speed, before crashing into a sign at the end of the road, climbing out the car and going to punch him.

The victim, in his 40s, suffered minor injuries in the incident and has now been discharged from hospital.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Colin Garman said earlier today: ‘The victim has sustained multiple injuries and has been left, understandably, shaken by the incident.

‘Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to assist our investigation is asked to report it to us either online or call 101 quoting Operation Burwell.’

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