Woman Sexually Assaulted In Eastbourne Graveyard

Monday 21st November 2016

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A woman’s been sexually assaulted in a graveyard in Eastbourne Old Town.

She was in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church yesterday afternoon (21 November) at around 3.30pm, when she heard someone shout behind her. She turned around to see a man gesturing at her, he then walked quickly to keep up with her and rubbed his groin against her. She pushed him away and ran towards the main road near Waitrose.

Sergeant Mark Ritchie said, "The woman is thankfully uninjured but shaken by the incident. She described the man as white, in his late teens or early 20s, between 5' 6" to 5' 7" and skinny with floppy blonde hair.

"The victim passed a couple of people in the graveyard at the time of the incident and we are appealing to those people to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1023 of 20/11.

You can also report online or call 101.

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