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63-year-old cyclist in hospital after crash with car near Horsham

Police are seeking witnesses after a cyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash near Horsham.



At 10.20am on Tuesday (2 July) emergency services were called to Hammerpond Road just outside Horsham, after a collision between the 63-year-old Horsham man riding the cycle, and a Volvo V40 car, on the hill near the Roosthole car park.

The cyclist was taken by air ambulance to St Georges Hospital in South London with serious injuries but is currently in a stable condition.

The car driver, a 67-year-old man from Billingshurst, was unhurt

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Flax.


Young woman escapes sexual assault along main road in Horsham

Police in Horsham are seeking a man who attacked a woman in the street.



At about 8.15am on Saturday (25 May) the 26-year-old woman was walking west along Harwood Road, Horsham, when she became aware of a man following her as she crossed the roundabout junction with Comptons Lane.

As she continued along Harwood Road the man grabbed her and pushed her up against a fence and attempted to sexually assault her.

However she kneed him and hit him in the face and was able to run off. The man did not follow her and ran off in the direction from which he had come.

He was described as white, about 20, quite skinny and tall, wearing a tracksuit, and dark grey or black trainers.

PC Neil Twelves said;

“The victim was very shaken by the incident but was not physically hurt.

“This is a very unusual incident for the area, there is no pattern of any similar recent incidents.

“If anyone was either in the area that morning saw anything of what happened, or has any other information, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 339 of 25/05.”

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