Boy hit in face with bottle

A THUG struck a teenage boy in the face with a bottle before he was pushed to the ground in St Leonards.

The 16-year-old was assaulted in Menzies Road around 9.30pm on Monday when he encountered a group of give men.

He was returning home after buying snacks from a newsagent’s shop in Battle Road.

One man struck him in the face with a bottle, another ripped his t-shirt and another pushed him into the group from behind.

An unknown passer-by is thought to have stopped the attack by shouting out. All five men ran off up nearby Payton Road. The boy suffered injuries to his mouth, including a chipped tooth.

Witnesses and anyone with information can call Sussex Police on 101 or email:, quoting serial 1347 of 30/12. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.