Police appeal after attempted robbery in Hailsham

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on a 40-year-old woman in Hailsham.

The woman was walking along Black Path near to St Mary’s Avenue at around 9pm on Friday, January 30 in the direction of Hailsham town centre when she was tapped on the shoulder from behind. She turned to see a man who was holding a knife and demanded she give him her money.

The victim told him she did not have any and he turned and walked away.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and has been bailed until March 9 while investigations continue.

Anyone who may have information about the incident please contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1536 of 30/01 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.