Police hunt late night attacker

Police are seeking to contact anyone who was in the Queens Road area of Hastings and who saw a late night assault on a local man in the street.

Just before 10pm on Saturday (May 26), a 52-year old local man was walking in Queens Road, Hastings, when he was seen to fall to the ground outside the News and Wine shop, opposite Pizza Express. He was taken to the Conquest Hospital with a serious head injury, and is still receiving treatment but his injuries are not life threatening.

Police believe he may have been attacked by a man described as white, in his late teens to early twenties, about six feet tall, stocky but not over weight, with cut short mousey brown coloured hair, wearing blue jeans and a white polo shirt. He appeared to have been with two other men.

Detective Constable Ian Dearling said; “It is not yet clear exactly what happened, or why, and the victim is unable to help us a great deal at the moment. However witnesses describe an assault, and we are keen to hear from more people who may have seen the incident.

“In particular we know there were several customers in the shop at the time, and in addition a man and woman in a maroon car stopped briefly at the scene just after the incident, but we have no details of them.

“If you can help please contact us via 101 quoting serial 0071 of 27/5. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”