Police seek trio who sexually assaulted Eastbourne woman

Assault suspects
Assault suspects

Eastbourne detectives are hunting three men who dragged a woman from a town centre nightclub and sexually assaulted her in a nearby flat.

The trio are alleged to have left Cameo with the 22-year-old woman at about 1.20am on August 13.

Two of the men are holding her tightly by either arm in the CCTV image and the third was following. She was then taken to a flat and subjected to a sexual assault.

The first man was of Middle Eastern or North African appearance, aged 18 to 30, 5’6”, of medium build with short black Afro hair high on forehead, and possibly a moustache. He was wearing a black or dark blue and white horizontal striped t-shirt with a large green coloured rectangle on the back and blue jeans.

The second man was of Asian appearance, aged 18 to 30, 5’6” to 5’10, of slim to medium build with short wavy hair. He was clean shaven and was wearing a black top and carrying grey jacket over his left shoulder.

The third man was of North African or Middle Eastern appearance, aged 18 to 30, 5’6” to 5’10”, with short black Afro-style hair, sideburns and goatee beard. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Detective Constable Charlie Ward said, “We believe the victim was taken to a flat somewhere in the town and assaulted. Anyone who recognises these men or has any other information is asked to contact us via 101 or by emailing

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