Teenager fights off sex attacker in Saltdean

Posted On 05 Jul 2017 at 6:26 pm

A teenager fought off a sex attacker in Saltdean as he sank his teeth into her neck and chest.

After the 18-year-old escaped the man’s grasp, she ran off, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 5 July).

The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted during the early hours of Sunday (2 July).

“The 18-year-old victim was walking along Falmer Avenue and turned into Chiltington Way at about 3am.

“She was on her way to the cash point in Lustrells Vale to get some money out for a taxi.

“As she walked down Chiltington Way she was approached by a man who grabbed her and bit her on her neck and chest.

“She fought the man off and ran away. He continued along the road.

“The suspect is white, aged in his forties, about 5ft 6in, with short dark brown hair and was wearing a short-sleeved dark top without a collar.

“Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, particularly two women who walked past the victim directly after the assault and may well have seen the suspect.

“Please contact police online or phone 101 quoting serial 408 of 02/07.”

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