A WOMAN was terrified when she was approached by three men while walking her dog.

It happened at 7.30am on Friday in the Lansdowne area of Hailsham. 

Police are aware.

Here’s what happened:

The young lady was walking her dog when a white van pulled up beside her.

She saw a young child on the seat.

Two men got out of the van whilst another man came out of the side door, which was on the pavement side.

As the men approached her and the dog she started screaming “no” and ran.

A couple of cars passed by, the men then pretended to look at the van. No reg number seen though.

She remarked that the smell of smoke was very strong when the side door was opened.

This is becoming a common theme in this area, so, if you can, walk in pairs, vary your walking times.