Teenage gang attack man in graveyard

FOUR teenagers attacked and robbed a man in St Mary’s Church graveyard in Old Town.

The 22-year-old was walking through the church grounds at about 12.30am on Monday (June 20) when he was approached by a teenage girl who started to shout at him.

He tried to walk away, but was hit on the head from behind by a teenage boy, then headbutted, pushed to the ground and held down.

Two girls hit him and went through his pockets while a second teenage boy instructed them.

They made off with a mobile phone and other personal items.

Detective Constable Julian Stokes said, “The victim suffered a swollen eye and lip and has been left shocked by the attack.

“The victim had seen the group sat on a wall as he walked past Gildredge Park.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and remembers seeing the group.

“Officers are currently viewing CCTV and conducting house-to-house enquiries.”

The first male suspect is described as white, aged 16-20, medium build, about 5’ tall with blond straight blond hair and wearing a white hooded top.

The first female suspect is described as aged 16-20, skinny, about 5’ tall, with dyed black shoulder-length hair and wearing dark clothes.

The second female suspect is described as white, aged 16-20, thin with light brown hair tied back in a pony tail.

The second male suspect is described as wearing a grey hoody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 53 of 20/6.