A TEENAGE girl was the victim of a sexual assault near a park in Eastbourne.

The incident happened at the Shinewater Lane entrance to Shinewater Park on either September 1 or September 2.

Sussex Police are investigating after a report was made last Saturday (September 4), and the victim is being supported by specially-trained officers while enquiries continue.

Police are appealing for witnesses, and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area, or who may have any other information that could help the investigation.

Officers would particularly like to speak to a man described as white, over 5’ 8” in height, and wearing a dark royal blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black Nike Air Force trainers.

Anyone with information is urged to report it to police online, or by calling 101, quoting Operation Device.

People can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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