Police have appealed for information after a man indecently assaulted an elderly woman.

Detectives believe the assault is linked to two other incidents in West Sussex when a man exposed himself to women.

The elderly victim was indecently assaulted in Barnham on October 11 after she accepted a lift from a man driving a red car.

She was waiting for a bus in Barnham Lane at about 6pm when the man pulled up.

He drove her to the old West Sussex County Council depot and assaulted her before driving her to the Warburton area.

Three days earlier, on October 8, the man exposed himself to a woman in nearby Church Lane at about 3pm. The woman was in her early twenties.

Police believe the man also exposed himself to a girl under 12 in Langbury Lane, Ferring, shortly after noon on October 14.

The man was white, in his early thirties and had a Scottish accent. Anybody with information should contact Detective Sergeant Dave Wagstaff or Detective Constable Steve Wills at Worthing police station on 0845 6070999.