A teenage girl was assaulted in South Harting on Thursday (September 17), said Sussex Police.
The victim was stood by Elsted Road at around 6.55pm when she saw a man dressed in black standing on the other side by a driveway, said police.
He ran at her with a clenched fist and chased her into Tippers Lane. Police said he grabbed her around the waist but she managed to break free and was found by a couple who called her parents.
The suspect, who ran off, is described as a white man, around 5’8” or 5’9”, of skinny build and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded jumper which hid much of his face, black tracksuit bottoms, boots and leather gloves.
Detective Sergeant John Kalli said: “This must have been a very frightening experience for the victim. I would like to reassure members of the community that we are doing all we can to find the suspect and have stepped up patrols in the area.
“If anyone saw what happened we would ask them to either email 101@sussex,pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 0956 of 17/09.”
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