Police appeal after woman is verbally abused at Forest Row garage

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was verbally abused and intimidated as she tried to park at the Esso Tesco garage in Forest Row.

The victim pulled into the forecourt of the petrol station in Lewes Road at about 10.45pm on Monday, December 28 to use the Tesco Express store.

A grey coloured BMW was blocking her path to the parking spaces and she didn’t feel there was enough room between it and the pumps to drive through.

She tooted her car horn and the driver pulled forward slightly but she could still not get through. The driver then shouted abuse at her, moved his car to block her path again and then got out and opened her passenger door and swore at her.

He then went back to his vehicle but as the victim eventually walked towards the garage store, he again confronted her and shouted at her again. Some members of the public intervened and took her inside the shop and he eventually left.

The suspect is described as being of Asian appearance, aged between 30 and 40, of stocky build and was wearing a beanie hat, hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.

PC Phillip Eagles said: “The victim was not hurt but the incident left her feeling fearful and intimidated. If anyone saw what happened or were one of the public who got involved, please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 601 of 28/12.

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