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Witnesses sought after 86-year-old-woman dies after collision

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision in Horsham on Sunday morning (16 December) in which an elderly woman pedestrian sadly died.

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Shortly after 9am emergency services were called to the junction of the A281 Brighton Road and St Leonards Road, Horsham, where a blue Vauxhall Corsa car and the pedestrian had been in collision.

The pedestrian, an 86-year-old local woman, died at the scene. The car driver, a 57-year-old man from Horsham, was uninjured.

The junction was closed until 2pm while the incident was being dealt with.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant dash-cam footage.
They are asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Inline.

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Woman with four young children kicked in face and robbed

Police are investigating after a 32-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in North Street, Horsham, shortly before 5pm on Wednesday (22 May).

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The victim, accompanied by her four young children, had bent down to pick up some shopping that had fallen from a baby buggy.

A man who initially appeared to be helping her then kicked her in the face and made off with a bag containing food and tobacco.

He was described as white, in his mid 20s, with a patchy beard. He was wearing a black baseball cap, ripped green t-shirt, a cream jacket, dark jeans and dirty white trainers.

He smelt strongly of alcohol and body odour.

His victim was left bruised and shaken.

Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed or knows the suspect, is asked to contact Sussex Police online (https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/) or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1132 of 22/05.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, either online or by phoning 0800 555 111.

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