Man seen masturbating outside Eastbourne school

As children were going into school this week in Eastbourne a man was seen masturbating outside the gates.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 9:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 12:02 pm

A parent of students at Ratton School in Park Avenue has shared an email she got about the incident on Monday (November 22).

In the email from assistant year leader Kirsty Cox, the parent was told her child had ‘witnessed an unpleasant incident outside of school’.

The email said a number of students saw the man and gave statements to school staff that afternoon.

Ratton School. Photo from Google Maps. SUS-211123-090735001

Mrs Cox said in the email, “The incident involves a man masturbating in his car outside of school this morning as the students were on their way in. I have reported this to the police and we have staff on duty outside of school as the students leave and they will be made aware and on the look out for the man or his car.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “Police are investigating a report of man performing an indecent act in a car outside Ratton School, Eastbourne, around 8.30am on Monday (November 22). The car is believed to be a black Volkswagen Beetle and was parked close to the zig zag lines outside the school.

“Police are working with the school and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident to help officers with their enquiries is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial number 444 of 22/11.

Ratton School has been approached for a comment.