POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning in Seaford.
A man wearing a dark hooded top and Adidas football gloves assaulted the woman and stole her purse in Sutton Drove shortly after 3am.
The man ran off down a nearby alleyway. The victim suffered cuts to her face and shock.
Detective Sergeant Claire Gill of Lewes CID said: “This is an unusual incident and we are keen to trace the offender. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 268 of June 19 of the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”