POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Eastbourne.

The victim, a 32-year-old local woman, was walking in Compton Place Road at about 11.35pm on Friday when she was approached from behind by an unknown man, who touched her over her clothing.

He then ran off in the direction of Gildredge Park, where she lost sight of him.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, about 5ft5ins and medium build. He had dark wavy hair, and was wearing dark clothing including a black hoody.

Call 101 quoting serial 560 of 25/11