A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was punched to the ground unconscious in Shoreham.

The 26-year-old victim was involved in a brief verbal confrontation in Middle Road around 8.45pm last Thursday (April, 19).

A man had then struck a blow to her head, and the victim had to be taken to Worthing Hospital for medical treatment.

Police have described the suspect as a white man in his early 20s, 5’10” tall, of an average build and with short dark hair, cropped at the sides and flat on top.

He was wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Detective Constable Lee Elliott said:

“We’re investigating the circumstances and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened or who has other information.”

Anyone with information is asked to report it online here, or call 101, quoting reference number 1431 of 19/04.