Help needed after unprovoked attack in Chichester

A good samaritan who went to the aid of a man apparently in trouble was injured in an unprovoked attack.

The 21-year-old male student was walking from the hall of residence at Chichester University at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, December 14 when he saw a man in disress in Graylingwell Drive.

The man appeared drunk and was staggering around and as the student approached to check if he was okay, the man assaulted him with a weapon, causing a stomach wound and then ran from the scene.

The attacker is described as white, 6’, of lean build, with a thin face and full lips.

He was wearing a thigh-length textile jacket, buttoned up and tight-fitting with the collar up, and dark coloured jeans. He was also wearing a black baseball cap.

Detective Sergeant Colin O’Hare said: “This appears to be a completely unprovoked and random assault and we are very keen to trace this man.

“If you witnessed the assault, saw a man meeting this description in the area around that time or have any other information that may lead us to him, please call 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1210 of 14/12.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”