Sexual assault on Teenage girl in Hastings

 Sexual assault on Teenage girl  in Hastings

A man, judged to be in his early twenties attacked a 14 year old girl on a footpath on The Ridge in Hastings.
He attempted to drag her into the trees opposite the BP Garage at around 4 o’ clock yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 26 January 2016.  


She screamed, broke free and ran away from him.

He is described as “white, in his early 20s, 6′, slim average build, with short dark hair, wearing a blue hooded waterproof jacket with white stripes running vertically down the arms, dark coloured trousers and trainers”.

In a press report Detective Sergeant Tony Webb asked for help in catching this man

“If you were in the area of The Ridge between 3.45pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday and saw this man or if you have any other information that may help, please [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Westward. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“The circumstances of this attack are similar to a previous incident that happened in 2014 in that location. We have increased police presence in the area and I would like to assure local people that everything possible is being done to find this man.”

“Rye’s Own” Bulletin 27 January 2016