‘Appalling and unnecessary’ attack on Eastbourne postman

A postman working in Eastbourne was attacked last month and left needing several thousand pounds worth of dental treatment.

Sussex Police said officers were flagged down by members of the public around 1.15pm on December 23 in Langney Road.

When they arrived the man was being supported by three members of the public who were giving him medical aid.

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Officers believe this was an unprovoked attack and the victim sustained serious facial injuries, which will require several thousand pounds worth of dental work to repair, police say.

Eastbourne postman attacked (pic by Neil Cooper)

Following the incident, two suspects drove off in a silver car, possibly a Volkswagen Golf along Langney Road, turned right onto Cavendish Place then right again into Tideswell Road.

Officers conducted a search of the area but could not locate the vehicle.

Now police are appealing for witnesses. One of the men is described by police as white, dishevelled, around 5’10” of skinny build, with short fair hair, rough facial hair and rotten teeth.

Police constable Emma Hatt said, “This was an appalling and unnecessary act of violence in broad daylight on a postman simply going about his work just before Christmas. I would strongly urge anybody who maybe witnessed the assault or know of who may have been responsible to come forward and speak to us”.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said, “Whilst we do not comment on individual cases, we can confirm we are aware of an incident involving a Royal Mail employee on Langney Road on December 23. Whilst this remains an ongoing police investigation we are unable to comment further.”

Anyone with information or footage of the assault which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report online or call police on 101 quoting serial number 602 of 23/12.