Man attacked outside Worthing Library

A MAN was struck from behind in an attempted robbery outside Worthing Library last Friday (February 21).

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, in which a 34-year old local man walking home along Richmond Road was approached from behind and hit on the back of his head at around 2am.

He saw two men standing over him, one of whom kicked him in the ribs. They both then tried to steal his wallet and phone, but a car drove past, causing the pair to stop what they were doing and run off empty-handed.

The victim was shocked and bruised but made his way home and did not receive medical attention.

They are both described as white, over 6’, of average build, in their twenties and wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable Mandy Taylor said; “Did you witness this attack and in particular were you in the car that drove past. If you can help, please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukor call 101, in either case quoting serial 1005 of 21/02. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”