Police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was indecently assaulted in Eastbourne in the early hours of Saturday morning (July, 8).

Officers said the attack took place on Langney Road in Eastbourne at around 3.20am.

She was approached from behind by a man, grabbed by the arm and dragged into an alleyway, where the assault took place.

Detective sergeant Scott Gosling said:

“We believe this was an isolated incident but nevertheless a terrifying experience for the woman involved.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who can assist our investigation as soon as possible, and would urge them to get in touch.”

The victim had left the Cameo nightclub, where she had been celebrating a birthday with friends, shortly beforehand.

The suspect is then said to have met up with another man nearby.

Both walked off in the direction of Bourne Street.


Police are looking for a suspect, described as white, though with a dark or swarthy complexion, 6’, and of unknown age.

His hair was shaved short at the sides but was long on top.

He was wearing a grey Adidas track suit with white stripes down the sides and legs, and black trainers.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or may have further information can contact Sussex Police via this website.

They can also report it via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting Operation Tindale.

Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at its website here.