Teenager attacked by two thugs in Hailsham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was attacked by two strangers in Hailsham.

The 17-year-old was walking along Hawthylands Road, at about 9.30pm on Monday (February 4) when the pair pounced.

The victim suffered bruising and a cut to his face.

The first suspect is described as male, white, about 6’2”, of medium build. He was clean- shaven with dark spiky hair and wearing a puffa jacket and mini rucksack.

The second suspect is described as male, white, about 5’7”, of medium build, with shoulder length brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a black leather jacket.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information about the assault to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1674 of 4/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.