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Woman injured after attempted robbery in Horsham Park.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Horsham.

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On Friday (May 31) at 9.05am the victim, a 47-year-old woman, was walking into Horsham Park from North Parade when she heard someone running up behind her.

They tried to grab her handbag, but after a struggle, the suspect has run off towards the North Eastern side of the park after failing to get the handbag.

The victim has sustained an injury to her arm for which she is receiving treatment for.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5′ 10″, of medium build. He is believed to be in his early twenties with brown stubble.

He was wearing a black or dark navy hooded zip up top with similar colour jogging bottoms. He was also wearing bright orange trainers.

Anyone who saw what happened or recognises the description is asked to contact police online quoting serial 381 of 31/05.

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Young woman escapes sexual assault along main road in Horsham

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

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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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