A woman has been grabbed and verbally threatened by a man in a street in Lindfield.

The victim was walking along Barncroft Drive between 4.45pm and 5.30pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 9) when she was grabbed by the man.

He made verbal threats to her, but police said he then made off, reportedly because a group of around 15 teenagers were entering the road.

Police said the woman wasn’t physically injured.

The suspect has been described as white, in his late 40s or early 50s, and had a beard.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police online here, or call 101 quoting reference number 1093 of 09/11.