Man punched and kicked in robbery

AN Eastbourne man was robbed, punched and kicked while walking through St Leonards in the early hours of July 21.

The 24-year-old was walking past Pizza Hut in Bohemia Road when two men approached and started talking to him.

One man snatched his phone and then punched him in the face.

The victim fell to the ground and was then kicked by the second man.

Both attackers ran off in the direction of the town centre.

The victim was left with a cut to his face and a grazed knee and received treatment at the Conquest Hospital.

The first suspect is described as white, aged 20-25, 5’11”, slim with short blond hair. He was wearing a grey woollen cardigan over a white t-shirt.

The second suspect is also white, aged 20-25, slim and with dark hair.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place at 3.45am, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0283 of 21/7.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.