Teenager punched during bonfire display

Police news.
Police news.

Police are seeking witnesses after a teenager was punched in the face at Eastbourne’s bonfire display on Saturday night.

The incident happened on the Western Lawns, King Edward’s Parade, on October 4 at around 10.15pm.

The blow caused the 15-year-old boy to fall to the ground and resulted in a black eye. He was given first aid at the on-site medical tent, and then taken to the Conquest Hospital for checks.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information to help police identify the boy’s assailant is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 605 of 5/10.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.