Woman is injured in attempt to stop thief

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a getaway car was driven over a woman’s foot.

The 30-year-old suffered swelling and bruising after a dark-coloured people carrier was driven over her foot.

It happened in Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, at 10.10pm on Saturday.

The car was driven off towards Chichester Road. The woman was taken to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.

PC Marie Lane said: ‘The passenger of the car had just been confronted as he was suspected of stealing lager from a local shop.

‘We believe the victim may have been helping others to try and stop him from leaving when she was hurt.’

The passenger was white, 5ft 9in, stocky, with short mousey hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt with writing on the front and dark trousers.

He also had a tattoo on his right upper arm.

The driver was a white man with long hair.

Witnesses should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting 1641 of 27/09 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.