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Good Samaritan attacked by teenagers in Littlehampton
8:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A “Good Samaritan” was attacked by teenagers after offering to help a girl.
A 49-year-old man was walking with a friend in High Street, Littlehampton when he stopped to help a teenager who he thought was getting hassle from a group of about six others.
The man, who lives in the town, was then attacked by the gang, including the girl he offered to help.
He was taken to Worthing Hospital where he received treatment for a fractured ankle.
The incident took place at about 12.15am on Saturday but police have just released details now.
Detective Constable Sarah Lovett, of West Sussex CID, said: "This was a vicious unprovoked attack on a man who was trying to do the right thing.
“I would urge anyone who knows this group of teenagers or witnessed the attack to please get in touch as a matter of urgency - we do not want another innocent person attacked in this way.”
The suspects are described as around a mix of boy and girls about 16 and 17-years-old and all wearing casual type clothing.
The girl who the victim stopped to help is described as white, with blonde hair and was wearing a white hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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