Police appeal for witnesses after assault in Willingdon


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 73-year-old man in Willingdon at 6.20am on Thursday (June 26).

Police said the victim was walking his two dogs along Seven Sisters Road, when a man known to him allegedly pushed him over. He was shaken but was not hurt.The suspect then allegedly drove away in a red car, police said.

A 31-year-old man, from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and bailed until Sunday July 13.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukquoting serial 212 of 26/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.