Hailsham man bailed over alleged sexual assault

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A MAN from Hailsham has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after a report by a member of rail staff.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers made the arrest following the allegation on board a train which stopped at Polegate Railway Station on Saturday, December 3.

The 32-year-old man was arrested and following questioning has been bailed to return to Eastbourne Police Station on January 4 - pending further enquiries.

A BTP spokeswoman said: “As a result of the incident, a number of train services were delayed.”

The alleged incident led to one train being cancelled, five trains part-cancelled – and 15 trains affected in some way overall, according to Network Rail.

Anyone with information about the incident contact police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident number 511 of December 3.