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Man assaulted during attempted robbery by hooded men in park

At approximately 6.15pm on Friday 20 January, a man was walking in Borough Lane, near to Gildredge Park, Eastbourne when he was approached by two other men.

One of the men demanded money from the victim before assaulting him. After calling for help, another group of men emerged from the nearby park and intervened, at which point the victim was able to leave.

Nothing was taken from him during the incident. One of the suspects is described as tall, slim and aged about 19. He had a curly, dark fringe that came down to just above his eyebrow. He was wearing a light-coloured hoodie under a black jacket, with the hood up, dark trousers/jeans and white trainers.

The second suspect was dressed in dark clothing with his hood up, and was of similar height and build. The identities of the other men who intervened are not known.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information which could help police with their investigation, please report online, or call 101, quoting serial 1014 of 20/01.

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