THREE teenage thugs engaged a young man in conversation before attacking him and stealing his earphones.
The 22-year-old victim was walking home when he was approached by the gang Chapel Park Road, St Leonards at 11.10pm on December 2.
He ignored them at first but then two of the teenagers demanded that he hand over his property and then grabbed hold of him and he was hit several times. The thugs, all aged 16-18, ran away into De Cham Road.
The victim sustained a swollen eye and bump to his head. Witnesses can call Hastings Police on 101 quoting 1458 of 2/12.