Homeless woman slashed with razor in Worthing attack

A woman suffered serious injuries after it is believed she was slashed with a razor in an attack in Worthing town centre yesterday evening.

Thursday, 16th February 2017, 10:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:54 am
Four arrests were made, police said. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Police were called to the Guildbourne Centre in the town at 6.45pm on Wednesday, February 15, to reports that a woman, believed to be homeless, had been assaulted.

According to police, the 31-year-old female victim, who is understood to be a rough sleeper, was found to have serious hand injuries, which are thought to have been inflicted with a razor during an attack in nearby Chapel Road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Worthing Hospital where she was detained for treatment.

An expert examining the scene outside Wilko in Worthing. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police officers searched the area and four women were arrested on suspicion of wounding offences.

“They were a 21-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old, all from Worthing, and a 19-year-old from Lancing.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information concerning the incident is asked to email [email protected] quoting serial 1013 of 15/02.

Witnesses can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

Officers at the scene. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Details can also be reported online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/

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