Sussex

Lollipop man driven at outside Billingshurst school

CCTV of people in the car which hit the lollipop man Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Police said a woman was driving the car and a man was sitting next to her

A lollipop man was driven at by a car as he tried to escort children across a road outside a Sussex school.

The man was in the middle of the road with his sign up outside Billingshurst Primary when a car accelerated towards him and hit his lollipop, police said.

Officers said the car then drove back and the passenger shouted at the man.

It then returned and stopped near the crossing so the man could not help children across the road, and the vehicle nudged him, police added.

Police said the car then drove past the man again and someone threw a soft drink can at him.

Sussex Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman who they want to speak to.

A spokeswoman said a woman was driving the Citroen Xsara Picasso, registration RF02 FZV, and a man was sitting next to her.

She said the lollipop man was not injured and no children were involved.

Police want to speak to anyone who recognises the pair shown on CCTV.

They have urged any witnesses to come forward after the incident at about 15:30 GMT on 21 March in Station Road.

Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption The lollipop man was in the middle of the road when the car accelerated towards him

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