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Witnesses sought to attack on woman in Lindfield street

10 Nov, 2017 14:33 News Witness Appeals

Police are seeking witnesses to a reported late afternoon incident in a Lindfield street in which a woman was threatened by a stranger.

The woman was walking along Barncroft Drive, Lindfield between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Thursday (9 November), having just turned into the street from Newtons Road, when she was grabbed by a white man in his late 40’s or early 50’s, with a beard. 

The man made verbal threats to her but then made off, apparently because a group of about 15 teenagers were just walking into Barncroft Drive, and the woman was not physically injured.

The investigation into this incident is at an early stage and the exact motive has not been established.

Police are making enquiries in the area and would like to hear from anyone who was in the immediate area at the time, even if you don't think you saw anything useful.

In particular, were you amongst a group of teenagers in Barncroft Drive or nearby?

Please contact the police online or by calling 101, calling serial 1093 of 09/11".


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