Mother threatened on Shoreham bus

A woman and her two sons were threatened on a bus in Shoreham and police are now appealing for witnesses.

The victim was travelling with her two-year-old son on the free shuttle bus between Coronation Gardens and Shoreham Beach at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 5.

A man, travelling on the same bus, was shouting and swearing while on the phone and the victim asked him not to swear in front of her young son. The man then threatened to punch her son and kill them both.

Sergeant Simon Smith, said: “The man is described as a white, in his mid 20s, with short blonde or light brown hair, with lots of tattoos including a tribal tattoo on the left side of his face.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who were on the bus to come forward, and anyone who recognises the distinctive description of this man to get in touch. This is a nasty unprovoked attack where the victim was extremely vulnerable and alone with her small child. Other passengers on the bus helped the victim and we would like to speak to these people in particular.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1512 of 5/6. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”