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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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20-year-old Crawley man in serious condition after stabbing in Horsham

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Police are seeking witnesses to a fight in Horsham town centre in which a man was stabbed.

At about 9pm on Friday (1 November) a fight took place involving several men in Bishopric, Horsham, outside the Lynd Cross pub.

A 20-year-old man from Crawley sustained a stab wound to his body and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

A 55-year-old Crawley man was arrested on suspicion of affray and is in custody for interview and further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Lewendon said; “The investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are currently being made to trace other people suspected of being involved in the fight.

“If you were in Horsham town centre on Friday evening and saw anything of what happened,or have any further information, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Evesham.”

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“At this stage the Lynd Cross pub does not appear to have been directly involved in the incident, but it was a prominent and identifiable location directly outside which it took place.”

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