A WOMAN has been arrested accused of physically assaulting a taxi driver in a racial attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was reported to have racially assaulted a taxi driver and repeatedly kicked his car outside Eastbourne railway station.

On Saturday November 13 at around midnight, it was reported that a woman started to shout racist obscenities at the victim before kicking the car, a Hyundai I40.

When the driver got out of the car to confront her, she continued shouting at him before kicking the car again. As he tried to restrain her he was punched several times in the head.

A woman, aged 24 and from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault, racially aggravated criminal damage and racially aggravated intentional harassment.

She was released on police bail until Sunday, December 5, as enquiries continue.

Several people are thought to have been in the area at the time and officers are keen to talk to anyone who saw the incident, recorded it on their phones or have relevant dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 023 of 13/11.

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