Woman abused at bus stop

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Ore in which a woman and her three-year-old daughter were racially abused at a bus stop.

It happened at about 4.30pm on Friday (December 5) at the stop outside a pharmacy in Old London Road. A number 100 bus drew up and a man, who appeared to be drunk, was ejected.

He verbally and racially abused the woman and her child and also made threats towards them.

A man at the bus stop intervened to help the woman and her child, but did not leave any contact details. The pair got onto another bus to escape from the situation.

PC Audra King said: “We would like to speak to this good Samaritan and also anyone who may have seen what happened.”

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making racially abusive threats of violence and bailed until January 12.

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1054 of 5/12.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.