Witness appeal after assault

Police have issued descriptions of three men they want to talk to about an assault on two young teens in Southwater last week.

Police believe one of the three was responsible for the incident, while the other two were not directly involved but will have seen what happened.

The victims were two young men - one a 14 year old and the other aged 16.

Police say the incident happened at roughly 9.30pm on September 29 evening, around Lintot Square, Southwater.

A statement from Sussex Police said one man - referred to as ‘the offender’ - was described as a white male of large build.

He had stubble on his face, and was wearing a white jumper, blue jeans or jean shorts.

He was said to be aged over 18 and had a can of beer in his hand.

“Two males were also with the offender and would have witnessed the incident,” the statement said.

“The first male is described as white, with brown hair and was wearing a silky bomber jacket jacket and jeans.

“The second male is described as a white male, between 17-18 years, 5ft 6 with dark hair wearing a bomber jacket and jeans.”

The first victim was hit in the face and suffered painful swelling.

The second victim, who intervened to try to protect his friend, was also hit and suffered a cut to his lip.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call them on 101 quoting 1836 of 29/09/12 or to contact Crimestoppers annoymously on 0800 555 111.