Woman was punched and kicked in Eastbourne assault - police want to interview this man

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SUSSEX Police have issued a fresh image of a man following a serious assault on a woman in Eastbourne.

Devon Newell is being sought by police following the incident on the woman in her flat in Viking Way on the Kingsmere Estate last month.

Police originally made an appeal for Newell in October when there were a number of reported sighting of him in the Eastbourne area.

Thirty two-year-old Newell, who is known as “D” for short, is from Peckham in South London, and both Sussex Police and the Metropolitan Police are searching for him following the incident on Saturday, October 13.

Detective Sergeant Lloyd Lewis, of the East Sussex Adult Protection Team said; “This was a nasty attack which resulted in the 20-year old victim, who lives at the address, sustaining serious facial and body injuries consistent with having been punched and kicked, and we are treating it as a case of grievous bodily harm.

“She has received significant medical treatment as a result of this attack.

“Since the last appeal we have received calls from members of the public and there have been sightings of Newell in the Old Town area of Eastbourne including Beechy Avenue and Green Street.

“It is still important that Newell is found as soon as possible and I would urge the public to report any sightings of Newell.”

Police have now issued a new photograph of Newell in a bid to jog memories.

He is described as black, six feet tall, slim build, with cropped hair and a goatee beard. He was last seen wearing a dark purple Berghaus rain mac, light blue denim trousers with a red start on one of the buttocks, with possibly the letter A in the middle of the star, blue and light blue Nike Air Max trainers.

Police are urging the public to contact Sussex Police on 999 if they spot Newell. If anyone has information as to his current whereabouts then you can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0499 of 13/10, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.