A FOREIGN student was punched, kicked and robbed of his bag by two men in Hastings.
The teenager from Spain was with a group of fellow language students when the pair approached them in Havelock Road just before 10pm on Tuesday.
They had been following the group along Pelham Place.
After the attack the men ran off but the bag was found about half an hour later, abandoned with its contents intact by steps leading to the beach.
The student suffered facial injuries and was treated at the Conquest Hospital but was later discharged.
Both suspects were white, aged between 18 to 20-years-old.
One was 6ft tall, thin, wearing a black hoodie and scarf across his face.
The second was about 5ft 10ins tall, slim, with black curly hair. He also wore a white hoodie.
Detective Constable Paul Wren, who is investigating, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Havelock Road area just before 10pm last night and who saw what happened or saw the two robbers running off.”
Inspector Mark Bright said: “Such attacks are currently unusual in the town and this is being treated as an isolated incident, but all such reports are taken seriously, and our patrolling units are always on the alert for signs of such activity.”
Anyone who can help is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999.