A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Epsom after allegedly going on a late night-crime rampage across the town centre which included robbery, criminal damage and possession of a knife.

Police were called to Epsom High Street just after 1.30am this morning after reports of a woman being threatened with a knife and robbed of her phone.

The suspect was found nearby, arrested, and taken into custody where he then allegedly assaulted a police officer.

Officers also found House of Fraser’s storefront smashed along with the windscreen of a police car.

Surrey Police received a second report of an attempted robbery near The Ashley Centre at a similar time and reports of damage to the Town Hall.

Police are looking for witnesses to the events and ask for people to get in touch via their website with any information.

Inspector Jon Vale, Borough Commander for Epsom and Ewell, said: “Robbery is a serious and frightening crime for victims and I believe that there will be witnesses who saw this man committing similar offences in the Epsom area last night.

“If you have damage to your property or if you saw someone behaving suspiciously in the area, please report it to us straightaway.

“You can do this by direct messaging us or via our website.

“These offences will no doubt have caused concern among local residents, and I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to investigate and safeguard the community.”