West Sussex pensioner, 87, hit in the face in broad daylight outside Tesco store

An elderly woman has been assaulted in broad daylight outside a busy supermarket in West Sussex.

Sunday, 5th September 2021, 4:02 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th September 2021, 4:04 pm

Sussex Police has appealed for witnesses to the incident outside the Tesco store in Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, around 12.05pm on Thursday (September 2).

Police said the 87-year-old victim, who was hit in the face, suffered bruising to her eye and was left very shaken.

A spokesperson added: "Officers investigating the matter are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Sussex Police has appealed for witnesses to the incident outside the Tesco store in Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, around 12.05pm on Thursday (September 2).

"The shop's car park was busy during the day and it is believed a lot of people would have been in the vicinity at the time of the assault.

"Anyone who saw what happened, or who may have any relevant dash cam footage, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1192 of 02/09."