Police publish e-fit of Chichester attacker

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Police have today published an e-fit of a man who lashed out at someone who came to his aid in a Chichester street.

A 21-year-old man from Chichester had been wounded in the stomach when he went to the aid of another man, apparently in distress, in Graylingwell Drive on Tuesday, December 14,

The victim, who has since been making a good recovery, was walking from the student hall of residence at the University of Chichester at around 5.30pm when he spotted a man who appeared drunk and was staggering around. As he approached him to check if he was okay, the man assaulted him causing a wound to his stomach. It is thought that some form of weapon was used to inflict the wound. The man then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft, 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 constable Michael McKee said: “This appeared to have been a completely unprovoked and random assault and we are very keen to trace this man.

“If you think you recognise him from the e-fit 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.”