Woman assaulted during Eastbourne burglary

A woman was viciously punched as two men forced their way into her Eastbourne home during a brutal attack yesterday evening.

Police were called to a house in Hampden Park at around 9.35pm on Sunday following reports of an aggravated vurglary.

According to Sussex Police, officers found a distressed 34-year-old woman who claimed that two men had forced their way into her home in Dallington Road.

The pair had then pushed and punched the woman before fleeing with a win containing cash as well as her passport.

Detective Inspector Mark O’Brien from East Sussex CID is leading the investigation.

He said that the woman was taken to the DGH for treatment but was later discharged from hospital.

Det Insp O’Brien explained: “The woman is receiving help and support from officers and we are continuing with our enquiries in order to establish what has led up to this incident.”

Police are urgently seeking witnesses to the assault and burglary.

In particular they are looking for anyoe who may have seen a green/blue Ford Focus in the Dallington Road area at around 9pm on Sunday evening.

“I would urge anyone who has information and who has yet to come forward to please get in touch,” added Det Insp O’Brien.

Today please carried out a forensic examination of the house in Dallington Road and officers also carried out house-to-house enquiries in the area among neighbours.

Please are appealing for anyone with information, particularly surrounding the identity of the Ford Focus, to get in touch with them.

You can telephone 101, quoting serial 1268 of 24/3.

Alternatively you can leave an anonymous message with the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.