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Pirate wanted for vicious Hastings attack
1:01pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 in News
A man was left with a broken jaw after a vicious attack during the Hastings Pirates Day celebrations.
Police are looking to witnesses to the attack, which took place at about 5.30pm on Sunday, July 22.
A 20-year-old Bexhill man was walking across open grass on the West Hill when he was punched in the face by another man wearing a pirate costume.
The victim fell to the ground and his jaw was fractured in two places.
The offender, who the man did not recognise, is believed to be white, was wearing a pirate costume and was with a group of others.
Detective Constable Rob Tilyer said: "There is currently no evidence that this violent attack was in any way typical of events on the day, but we hope people will come forward if they saw this or any other acts of violence on the West Hill that evening.
"If you can help, please call us via 101 quoting serial 1433 of 26/7. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111."
The offence was not reported to police until Thursday, July 26.
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