Eastbourne driver spat at in “unprovoked” attack

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Sussex Police has launched an appeal for witnesses to an assault on a woman in her 30s who was attacked in Eastbourne.

At about 5.30pm, on Sunday, March 15, a woman from Eastbourne was driving her black Vauxhall Mokka along the B2191 Willingdon Drove and stopped at a mini roundabout behind a blue Honda Civic.

A woman, who was a passenger in the Honda, got out, pulled open the victim’s door and allegedly spat in her face.

The suspect is described as a white woman, in her early 30s, 5’4”, of slim build and with blonde hair. She was wearing a dark coat with a light top underneath, light coloured trousers and dark boots.

PC Lisa Howes, of Eastbourne police, said, “The victim was very distressed and rightly concerned about the health implications of this attack.

“This was a frightening and unprovoked incident and we would be grateful if anyone in the area at the time would contact police if they saw what happened or noticed either vehicle beforehand.”

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 992 of 15/3. Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.

Sussex Police released the information of this incident on Tuesday April 28.