UPDATE: The A259 has reopened in both directions following a major gas leak which closed the road for 24 hours.
Sussex Police have stepped up patrols after a series of attacks on women in the Goring-by-Sea area. Police believe the incidents may be linked.
Most recently a 15-year-old girl was shoved in the back while walking home from the train station. The attacker tried to take her bag but she resisted and her lone attacker ran off down an alleyway.
On Thursday a 19-year-old woman was grabbed as she left public toilets at Ferring village hall. She managed to break free and run to a nearby shop for help.
Only 10 minutes later a 36-year-old woman, accompanied by a man who made sexual remarks and tried to accost her.
None of the victims were seriously hurt. In each case the attacker was said to be a young man wearing a light grey or khaki waterproof jacket.
Video. Three thousand homes were without water for several hours today when a mains pipe burst in West Sussex. The A259 in Ferring was closed early this morning and some schools have been closed.
Bottled water has been handed out at supermarkets in the area to cope with the demand. Charlotte Wilkins has more
After a water main burst in Ferring, most houses have now been restored with water supplies.
A burst water main in Worthing has left more than 3000 homes without water.
Southern Water said they have located the cause of the problem but are still working to restore water supply to normal.
More than 3000 homes in Worthing have been left without water after a burst water main.
The A259 in Ferring has been closed because of flooding and is not expected to open for at least 6 hours.