Teen sexually assaulted in toilet in Bexhill

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Police are searching for a young man who followed and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman this week.

At about 3.40pm on Monday (March 27) the woman was in central Bexhill, preparing to catch a bus to Eastbourne, when she became aware of the man following her as she entered and left the Co-op in Devonshire Road, and then into nearby Devonshire Square.

At that point he beckoned her to the men’s toilets where he kissed her on the cheek and sexually touched her over her clothing, before stealing a small quantity of cash from her.

He walked off over the railway bridge at about 4.05pm.

The man is described as white, in his early twenties, about 6’1”, with dirty blond hair. He was carrying a large rucksack.

Detective Constable Claire Linsell from Sussex Police said: “The young woman was very upset although not physically injured, and she made her way home by bus before the incident was reported to the police.”

If you have any information, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 1133 of 27/03, visit https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal or phone 101.

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