A woman has been taken to hospital with injuries to her head and ribs after being assaulted in Hastings at the weekend.

The 27-year-old victim was walking along Milward Road near to the junction of Milward Crescent between 3am and 4am yesterday morning (Sunday, 17).

She was approached from behind and punched and kicked to the ground, and was taken to Conquest Hospital following the incident.

PC Andrew Hubbard said:

“Understandably the victim has been left shaken and injured by the incident.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened in the early hours of Sunday in Milward Road.”

Police said the suspect is believed to be a white woman with long dark hair worn in a ponytail at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or call 101 quoting reference number 800 of 17/12.