Cyclist Assaulted In Eastbourne

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which occurred outside Sainsbury’s in Seaside, Eastbourne.

At about 11pm on Monday (22 August), a 25-year-old local man reported being on his bike when he was waved down by younger man on the opposite side of the road.

They began talking, and shortly afterwards a third man approached and began punching the man with the bike. The victim, who sustained a head injury, eventually managed to get away and rode off towards the town centre, where he reported the incident.

Police would like to speak to the younger man in particular in connection with the assault.

A 33-year-old man from Eastbourne, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, has been bailed until 14 September pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact or call 101, quoting serial 1653 of 22/08.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.