Grandmother assaulted by two boys in Eastbourne park

Old Town Recreation Ground Eastbourne.

Old Town Recreation Ground Eastbourne.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 59-year-old woman who was attacked in Old Town Recreation Ground, Eastbourne, on Tuesday December 30.

The victim was supervising her granddaughters who were playing in the park between 1.30pm and 1.50pm, when she was approached by two boys, who verbally insulted her and then threw dog mess at her.

Both boys are described as white, aged 10 to 12, around five foot tall and of average build. They were also both covered in mud.

The first boy had short black hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket with dark coloured trousers.

The second boy had short blonde hair and was wearing grey trousers and a dark coloured jacket.

PC Anthony Lusted said, “This unprovoked attack has left the victim extremely shaken. The boys still assaulted her even though she was with two young girls.

“If you saw anything or have any information about who the two suspects could be then please get in touch.”

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 708 of 30/12. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.