An E-fit image has been released after a man sexually assaulted a teenage girl on a clifftop road.

Sussex Police said the man is white, in his early 20s and around 5ft10in.

The incident happened at about 8.15pm on Sunday, May 7, in The Promenade, near the junction with Capel Avenue in Peacehaven.

She was able to return home and call police after another man saw what was happening and stepped in.

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The attacker ran away.

Police want to speak with the witness who shouted at the attacker. They believe he is a white man in his 40s or 50s.

Anyone who recognises the man from the E-fit image, or anyone with information is asked to report it to Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote serial 1547 of 07/05.