Police have released an e-fit of the suspect.

A teenage girl has been left ‘considerably distressed’ after being sexually assaulted at a park in Burgess Hill.

The 17-year-old was grabbed from behind by a man who touched her as she was walking through Pepper Park near Albert Drive between 5.30pm and 6pm last Thursday (November, 23).

She then managed to break free from her assailant and run off.

Detective Constable Jodie Palmer said:

“This appears to have been an isolated incident and there have been no similar reports.

“However, it left the victim considerably distressed and we need to identify the offender as soon as possible.”

Police have since released an e-fit of the suspect.

He has been described as white, around 6′ tall, and of a large build.

He was dressed in black, and was wearing an over-sized coat with a hooded top and the hood raised.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or call 101, quoting reference number 1297 of 23/11.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.