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Teenage sex pest attacks Eastbourne woman
11:15am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
A teenage serial sex pest may be on the loose in Eastbourne after a fourth woman was attacked in five weeks.
At about 8.40pm on Thursday October 4 a woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from work.
The 20-year old was walking along St Philips Avenue when she stopped and sat on a wall outside an electricity sub-station to make a phone call.
While she was there she was approached four times in several minutes by a young man on a BMX-style cycle who threatened her and carried out a sexual assault before eventually riding away.
Three similar assaults were reported in the town during September. Sussex Police said “the possibility was being borne in mind” that the attacks are linked.
During the attack nothing was stolen and the victim did not require medical treatment, but she was badly shocked.
The suspect is described as being of tanned complexion, about 17, with dark hair and a fringe across his face. He was wearing a red, black and grey checked hooded top.
Detective Sergeant Gavin Patch said; "This incident, like the other three, did not result in injury, but it was very frightening for the victim, and isolated offenders of this type need to be caught as soon as possible."
If you were in the St Philips Avenue area last Thursday evening and saw this suspect, or if you have any other information, please contact police via 101 quoting serial 1679 of 4/10. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.