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Police appeal after woman, 18, assaulted in Eastbourne, one arrested for ABH

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Eastbourne.

On Monday, 16 January, an 18-year-old woman reported that she had been assaulted in an alleyway off Lushington Lane the previous night (Sunday 15 January).

She suffered injuries to her head and nose in the incident.

Following enquiries, a 19-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm (ABH), intentional strangulation and being in possession of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis.

He has been released on bail with strict conditions until 16 April.

Crime Investigator Wendy Murray said: “We are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault late on Sunday evening or anyone who has any CCTV.

“We understand a woman who was nearby came over and helped the victim get on a bus home. Two men also came over to help after hearing the disturbance.

“We are asking them to come forward to help us with our investigation.”

Contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 1214 of 15/01.

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