St Leonards man sought after woman assaulted in Hastings flat

Police want to find and interview a man on suspicion of assault and criminal damage in connection with a violent incident in Hastings.

Officers want to trace Romany Burns following an assault involving a 19-year-old woman at a flat in January.

Police said they also want to speak to the 26-year-old in relation to damage caused to the front door and to property inside.

He is described as white, 6′, medium build, with light brown hair, and was last known to have been living at an address in Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards.

Investigator Emily Robinson said:

“It is important that we find Burns as soon as possible and interview him under caution.

“He is a local man who frequents the Hastings and St Leonards areas although it is also possible that he may have moved elsewhere in an effort evade us.”

Police ask anyone who sees Burns, or knows his whereabouts, not to approach him but to contact 999 or 101, quoting serial 1488 of 21/01.

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