Police want witnesses after Good Friday knife attack

Police are appealing for information following the robbery and assault on four men in Eastbourne on Good Friday (April 6).

The men, all local and in their early 20s, were walking along Avondale Road at around 8.20pm when they were approached from behind by three other men, who threatened them with a six inch bladed kitchen knife and punched two of them to the ground before making off in the direction of Firle Road, with one of their mobile phones.

Detective Constable Caren Bobby from East Sussex CID said, “This was an unprovoked, brazen and violent attack on three men going about their business after a night out in town. Fortunately, none of the victims have received any lasting physical injuries but they are all, nonetheless, very shaken by the whole incident.

“House to house enquiries and the viewing of CCTV is continuing. We are appealing for people to please come forward who have any information that could help us with our enquiries. Were you in the area and saw or heard anything suspicious? If so, call 101 quoting serial 1558 of 6/4 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The three suspects are described as white, 16 to 20 and were all wearing hooded tops - two in grey hoodies and the third in a dark one with a wide white stripe across the chest.