Police urge vigilance after woman grabbed in Lewes

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Police were called at around 6.45pm on Tuesday (December 1) to a report a woman had been grabbed at by a man in Lewes.

The 34-year-old victim, from Newhaven, was walking along Friars Walk at around 5.45pm when a black car pulled up alongside her. Three men were inside and one of them opened the back door and grabbed her arm.

She managed to get away and ran to Lewes Railway Station. The victim was uninjured but shaken.

Detective Sergeant Bonnie Cowley said, “We are still investigating the circumstances of the report and are working with the woman to established what exactly happened. There have been no other reports in the town and this appears at this stage to be isolated. There is no evidence to suggest this was an attempted abduction, however I urge people to be vigilant.

“We are appealing to anyone who saw what happened or has further information to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1323 of 1/12 or 999.”

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