Police appeal after teenager boy attacked at Eastbourne station

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Police are seeking this man SUS-140326-090350001

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenaage boy was attacked at Eastbourne railway station on January 3.

CCTV images have been released showing a man that British Transport Police officers would like to speak to in relation to the incident, which took place at around 5.30pm.

PC Matthew Smith, who is leading the investigation, said, “The victim was sat on the platform waiting for a train with friends when a man verbally abused him before grabbing him around the neck.”

Officers have been following a number of lines of enquiry, including analysing CCTV footage from various cameras on the platform and in the booking hall.

PC Smith added, “I urgently want to speak to the man pictured and I would ask anyone who recognises him to get in touch. This was an unprovoked attack on a local 14-year-old boy which left him very shaken.

“We’re committed to making the railway network safer for the travelling public and take all reports of assaults very seriously.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting LSA/B2 of 25/03/14. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.