Man punched in early morning attack near Eastbourne station

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A man was punched in the face while on his way to work at 4.45am on Tuesday (November 13).

The 49-year-old victim was walking past the shops on Upperton Road, on his way to Eastbourne Railway Station, when he was attacked by a group of three men.

One of them punched him, leaving him with a swollen eye and knocking him to the ground.

The men then ran off towards the junction with Upperton Road and The Avenue.

PC Lois Farrall said, “The suspect is described as being white, approximately 5’ 9”, of a slim build with short fairish hair, aged in his late teens to early twenties and wearing dark clothing. The other two men were both described as being white, of a similar height and age as the main suspect. One of them was stockier than the suspect and the other one was thinner. Both were wearing dark clothing but the stockier male was wearing a white shirt of t-shirt. This was an unprovoked attack and we are appealing for anyone who saw anything to come forward to police on 101 quoting serial 0137 of 13/11. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”