Police seek youths who attacked man in Eastbourne town centre

Eastbourne railway station.
Eastbourne railway station.

Youths attacked a man in Eastbourne on Sunday, after he challenged them over anti-social behaviour.

At around 3.45am on Sunday (April 19) a man challenged a group of “rowdy” youths near Eastbourne railway station, as the group were kicking traffic cones around, shouting and making a good deal of noise.

Some five or six members of the group followed the man, 26, and his partner, 23, before attacking the man at the junction of St Anne’s Road and Enys Road, punching and kicking him before walking off up St Anne’s Road away from the town centre.

Sergeant Howard Nevill, of Eastbourne police, said, “This was a cowardly unprovoked attack on a public-spirited individual.

“Fortunately he sustained only minor injuries but the outcome could have been significantly worse.

“This is not usual for Eastbourne and we would welcome public support in identifying the offenders.”

Sergeant Nevill added, “We would not recommend people becoming directly involved in such circumstances but would advise them to contact the police.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may know the assailants is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 214 of 19/4.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.