Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was racially abused and assaulted by two men in Eastbourne.

The victim was near the Duke of Devonshire pub in Terminus Road when two men made racially offensive comments towards him.

They then followed him towards the town centre where he was assaulted.

The incident happened between 5pm and 5.15pm on Wednesday, July 28. One of the suspects was wearing a red top while the other was wearing a black top.

PC Sean Trimby said: “The actions of these two men are abhorrent, and there is no place for hate crime in our community.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries are part of our investigation, and I would encourage anyone that witnessed this incident or has any information about it to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting reference 213 of 29/07. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.