Woman sexually assaulted in Eastbourne

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Eastbourne.

The victim, a 32-year-old local woman, had been walking in Compton Place Road at about 11.35pm on Friday (November 24) when the incident occurred, say Sussex Police.

Officer said the woman was approached from behind by an unknown man, who touched her over her clothing.

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He then ran off in the direction of Gildredge Park, where the victim lost sight of him.

The suspect is white, in his 20s, about 5’5” and of medium build.

He had dark wavy hair, and was wearing dark clothing including a black hoody.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who saw a man matching the suspect’s description, is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 560 of 25/11.

Alternatively, people can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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