POLICE are urging women to be vigilant after a 33-year-old was grabbed from behind by a man in Felpham.
The victim was walking through Longbrook Park when she was approached by a man from behind between 4pm and 4.45pm on September 24.
The man indecently assaulted the woman but fled after the woman hit him with her handbag.
Officers are considering the possibility that the incident could be linked to an incident in Flansham Lane on September 18 when a man grabbed a woman but then ran off.
Detective sergeant Sally Arbuckle said: “We are considering the possibility that the same man is responsible for both incidents.
“Neither victim has been seriously hurt but both are understandably upset at what happened to them.
“I am keen to speak to anyone who was in Longbrook Park at the time on September 24 and could have seen what happened.
“I would urge women walking in the area to stay vigilant.
“There is nothing to suggest that this man poses a physical threat to anyone but it is still important that women stay alert and contact us if they are concerned about the behaviour of any men they see acting suspiciously.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 543 of September 25 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.