Woman sexually assaulted after man walks up behind her

A sexual assault on a woman in Broadwater in the early hours of Saturday morning has prompted a public appeal.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:53 pm

The 29-year-old woman was walking in Broadwater Street West between 1am and 2am when a man came up behind her, tried to talk to her and then pulled her into Grove Road and sexually assaulted her, police say.

The attack happened near Broadwater Green in Worthing.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his early to mid-20s, 5ft 9ins, slim, with blonde or light brown messy hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a beige sports style jacket.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Sergeant Sally Hodges said: “We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to assist our investigation.”

Contact police by emailing [email protected] or ring 101 quoting serial 182 of 25/03.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.