Teenage girls attack customers and staff at Eastbourne McDonalds

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Police are appealing for witnesses after group of teenage girls attacked staff and customers at the McDonalds in Eastbourne town centre.

Three girls are thought to have launched the attack at around 9.15pm on Sunday (April 17) at the Terminus Road restaurant.

Police say five victims - including a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, a 19-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old female employee – were subjected to attacked by kicking and punching.

The man was able to remove the girls from the restaurant, but was then subjected to further attacks by the girls, involving the use of a bottle and a knife.

The man was able to defend himself and disarm one of the suspects by tackling her to the floor.

Police arrived shortly afterwards and three girls - two aged 17 and one aged 16 - were arrested on suspicion of affray and assault. After being interviewed they were bailed until May 16 pending further enquiries.

Paramedics also attended the scene but none of the victims needed hospital treatment.

PC Nikki Desouza said, “We are still building a picture of exactly what happened, but anyone witnessed the incident, or can provide any further information about the incident, please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1343 of 17/04.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-org.uk).

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