Police are appealing for witnesses after a 32-year-old woman was attacked by a gang of men and women as she walked home in Brighton.
The South Korean student was walking along a woodland path from Stanmer Park towards Coldean Lane at about 10pm on Friday when she was approached by two men and two women.
One of the group flashed a torch in the victim’s eyes.
A man then hit her on the arm with a large piece of wood and told her to give them her handbag. The victim was then pushed to the ground.
She suffered a broken arm but managed to get to her feet and ran down the path to a nearby shop to raise the alarm.
The attacker was black, slim and about 6ft 4in.
Detective Constable Chris Bishop said: “This was a very nasty attack on a lone woman walking home late at night.
“The group made sure she was in an isolated spot before attacking her. The victim has been left very shaken by what happened.
“We need to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw or heard any part of what happened. We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw a group of people matching the description of the attackers walking in or near Coldean Lane.”
Anyone with any information should email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 1766 of 26/09, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.