Man attacked with bottle near Eastbourne station

Police news.
Police news.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was attacked with a bottle in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At about 3.15am on Saturday (May 23) a 19-year-old man walking towards the taxi rank at Eastbourne railway station was assaulted by a man in his 20s.

The assailant, who jumped out of a car with two other men, struck the victim in the face with a bottle.

The man needed hospital treatment for cuts and bruises.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, with short hair and was wearing a white shirt.

The incident happened near a pedestrian crossing at the junction of the A259 Gildredge Road and Ashford Road. Immediately afterwards the car, a silver Peugeot 206, sped off.

Anyone who may have seen what happened is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 194 of 23/5. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.

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