A woman has suffered facial injuries after she was pushed into a fence during an attempted robbery in Haywards Heath.

The incident took place in an alleyway linking Lucastes Road, Sherwood Drive, Knight Close and Butler’s Green Road, at around 2.40pm on September, 30.

Sussex Police said the victim, in her twenties, was pushing her son in a pushchair when she was approached by a man believed to be in his late teens.

The man attempted to grab her handbag from the pushchair.

The suspect is described as being white, 5′ 6″, wearing a navy blue hooded top, dark trousers and black trainers.

He was also carrying a black rucksack with a thin white stripe running across it.

Those with information about the incident are asked to contact Sussex Police via their website or by calling 101, quoting the reference number 745 of 30/09.