Detectives in Eastbourne are continuing to investigate a report of a serious sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in Cherry Gardens Road, Eastbourne. The offence is believed to have happened in a wooded area just off the road shortly after 5pm on Friday, June 10.

Inspector Rachel Barrow said: “Residents will have noticed an increased police presence in the area and an active investigation is continuing. This is believed to be an isolated incident for the area, we have had no similar reports recently.”

The victim has been receiving support from specially trained officers.

Officers are searching for two men.

One is described as 5’8″, thought to be in his late thirties, slim, with pale skin, dark wavy short brown hair, green eyes, was wearing loose grey shorts, a black hoodie which could have been Nike, black trainers and a black COVID face mask.

The other one is described as 6′, also thought to be in his late thirties, bigger than the first man, bald, with warm toned skin, wearing black jeans, a black zip up hoodie, black Nike trainers and a black COVID face mask.

Anyone with information which could help officers is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 332 of 15/06.