COUNTY NEWS: Homeless woman slashed in razor attack

An expert examining the scene outside Wilko in Worthing last night. All pictures and video Eddie Mitchell

An expert examining the scene outside Wilko in Worthing last night. All pictures and video Eddie Mitchell

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A woman suffered serious injuries after it is believed she was slashed with a razor in an attack yesterday evening.

Police were called to the Guildbourne Centre in Worthing town centre at 6.45pm on Wednesday, February 15, to reports that a woman, believed to be homeless, had been assaulted.

Four arrests have been made, police said. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Four arrests have been made, police said. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

According to police, the 31-year-old female victim, who is understood to be a rough sleeper, was found to have serious hand injuries, which are thought to have been inflicted with a razor during an attack in nearby Chapel Road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Worthing Hospital where she was detained for treatment.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police officers searched the area and four women were arrested on suspicion of wounding offences.

“They were a 21-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old, all from Worthing, and a 19-year-old from Lancing.”

Officers at the scene. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Officers at the scene. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information concerning the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1013 of 15/02.

Witnesses can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

Details can also be reported online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/

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