Breaking Crime East Sussex Newhaven

Dog walker attacked at Newhaven nature reserve

Police appealing for witnesses to disturbance in St Leonards

Police are investigating an attack by teenage girls on a woman walking her dog at a nature reserve in Newhaven.

At about 2.30pm on Saturday (6 June) the 19-year-old victim was walking with her dog from Fort Road up Castle Hill towards the cliffs at the Castle Hill Nature Reserve when she was attacked from behind by a group of four teenage girls who kicked and punched her before running off.

One of the girls is described as white, aged between 16 and 19, about 5’5″-6″, with brown hair and of skinny build, wearing a dark coloured jacket.

Sergeant Amy Mason said; “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a member of the public just out walking her dog, and we are sure some local people will have information about those responsible.

“If you saw anything of what happened, or have any other information, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 749 of 06/06.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”