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Group of youths attack man

Following an incident in Uckfield town centre on Sunday in which a 26-year-old man was assaulted by a group of youths, two boys aged 14 and 15 from Crowborough were yesterday arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Both were questioned and later released on conditional bail.

At around 4pm on Sunday (12th May) the victim was walking from the Tesco store in Bell Lane past the Civic Centre and onto the High Street when a group of youths approached him from Luxford Field and began kicking and punching him.

The attack continued onto the High Street before the man was able to escape. He suffered injuries to his face, ribs, arms and legs for which he attended hospital before being allowed home.

Police continue to appeal for any witnesses to come forward, especially anyone who may have mobile phone or dash-cam images of the incident.

They are asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 770 of 12/05.

Alternatively it is possible to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555111.

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