Man glassed, kicked and stamped on in vicious assault

Police crime news.
Police crime news.

A group of youths viciously assaulted three people in St Leonards on Sunday (December 20), with one victim requiring 30 stitches for his injuries.

The victims, a 37-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman who are all local, had just left the Bo Peep pub together at around half midnight.

The trio walked along West Hill Road where they came across a group of youths.

One of them hit the 37-year-old in the head with a glass bottle, causing him to fall to the floor, before the other youths kicked and stamped on him before running off.

During the assault the 26-year-old man was hit in the back of the head, causing a cut and the woman was left with bruising after being hit in the face by a bottle.

The victim who was knocked to the floor required 30 stitches and lost a tooth in the attack.

The suspects are all described as white and aged between 16-20. It is believed there were two girls in the group.

Detective Constable Stuart Black from Sussex Police said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack on three friends.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area.”

Witnesses can email or call 101 quoting reference 92 of 20/12.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit

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