Man assaulted in front of motorists at Eastbourne petrol station

Police are appealing for witnesses to a racially aggravated assault which took place on the forecourt of a petrol station in Eastbourne today.

A 35-year-old man was assaulted at the Tesco petrol station in Lottbridge Drove between 8.45am and 9am this morning.

According to police, the victim was hit to the back of his head and shouted at by the suspect. The victim didn’t receive any injuries as a result of the incident.

It is believed the assault was witnessed by a number of people who were at the petrol station at the time and police are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0282 of 27/3 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.