Violent Hastings robbery sparks police appeal

Police want to speak to this man about the robbery in June.
Police want to speak to this man about the robbery in June.

A violent robbery by two men on Hastings beach has sparked an appeal for information as police release an image of a suspect.

Police want to speak to the pictured man after a man was repeatedly kicked in the head and had his money stolen in the early hours of Sunday, June 28.

The 21-year-old victim was approached by two men who walked with him to the beach shortly after 2am.

Once the victim sat down the men kicked him in the head a number of times, stole his money then walked away.

The victim had to have stitches to his face.

The attackers were both white and about 5’ 11” with short dark brown hair.

Police have recovered CCTV of a man they would like to speak to about the attack.

Detective constable Barry Chandler said: “This was a particularly nasty attack in which the two men pretended to befriend their victim before turning on him when they were certain he was on his own.

“We need to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or who knows where he is so we can speak to him.”

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 225 of 28/06, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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