BREAKING: Schoolboy chased in Old Town by man

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A man is reported to have shouted out to an Eastbourne schoolboy and then chased after him on Tuesday afternoon (April 26).

The 10-year-old was walking home in Downs Avenue around 3.30pm when the incident occurred. The man did not physically make contact with the boy.

The man is described as pale-skinned, 5’ 6”, 30-40, with a stubbly or shaved head and wearing a black jumper and either jeans or black trousers.

A police spokesman said, “The boy was understandably alarmed by the experience, but did exactly the right thing in getting home and telling his parents, who reported it to police.

“It is not clear why the man was shouting to him or what his intentions were, but if anyone has any information about the incident, please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1169 of 26/04.”

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