Late night shopper attacked and robbed in Horsham park

JPCT 160413 S13160694x Pavilions in the Park, Horsham park -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120130416161112
JPCT 160413 S13160694x Pavilions in the Park, Horsham park -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120130416161112

A woman was attacked and robbed while walking through Horsham park as she returned home from late night shopping in the town, police said.

The 63-year-old, from Shoreham, was walking across the grass towards the leisure centre at about 6.15pm on Monday (December 19).

She was pushed to the ground from behind and her handbag was taken.

Officers said two people were seen running off towards the bandstand with her handbag.

She was not injured.

On social media site Streetlife one resident said the woman had been late night shopping in the town and was on her way back to her car.

Another resident said their colleague had been attacked while walking in the park a few weeks previous.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 1143 of 19/12.

You can also report online (https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/) or call 101.

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