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Police appeal for witnesses to Eastbourne assault

News   •   Aug 06, 2019 18:03 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched in the face by a teenager near Eastbourne Pier.

The 20-year-old victim was on the lower promenade on the west side of the pier on Wednesday 24 July at about 6.40pm when he was approached by four youths aged between 14 and 17. They got into an altercation with him and one of them assaulted him cutting his lip. They then ran off.

The first suspect is described as about 5' 5", with tanned skin, black curly hair with a goatee board. He was wearing a red T-shirt, khaki coloured trousers and a Nike man bag. The second suspect had short brown hair and third one had short blond hair and was wearing a white T shirt.

PC Ian Williams said: "There was lots of people around at the time of the incident and we are sure someone may have seen this happen. Please get in touch if you witnessed this or have any information."

If you help with our investigation report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1395 of 24/07.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55173/2019