Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a young agent last Saturday.
Sussex estate agent Lizzie Noble, 22, was on her way back to her car from a house viewing when she was grabbed by someone from behind.
The incident was at Hayward’s Heath.
“It was completley unexpected, a random attack, completely unprovoked. Someone grabbed my hair, pushed me forward and punched me straight in the face” she told the West Sussex Times.
“I elbowed them and they ran off straight into some hedges. I had no sight of them.”
A police spokesman said: “We have had no reports recently of similar incidents or anything else that could be linked to this.
“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw anything else suspicious in that area on Saturday morning.
“You can contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 654 of 19/06.”