Violent attempted robbery in Hastings

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hurt after an attempted robbery when walking near Summerfield’s Leisure Centre in Hastings on Tuesday, September 8.

The 27-year-old victim was attacked by a man in the wooded area known as Briscoe’s Walk at the rear of the leisure centre car park between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

The man demanded the victim’s mobile phone and when he refused, he lunged at him with what is believed to have been a knife.

The suspect then ran off in the direction of the Hermitage.

The victim noticed his arm was bleeding and called an ambulance.

Police are interested in talking to two girls who spoke to the victim just before the attempted robbery at the car park entrance.

The suspect is described as 5’ 11”, of medium build and was wearing a paisley patterned bandanna across his face, a light coloured zipped hooded jacket, dark trousers and dark footwear.

Detective Constable Stu Black said: “There may have been people coming out of the leisure centre at the time of the attack who might have seen something.

“If you have any information please contact police.”

Email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 1481 of 08/09.

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