POLICE are launching an appeal for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Polegate.

The victim was walking his dog in Shepham Lane towards the junction with Levett Road at about 9.30pm on Wednesday July 13.

He was confronted by a group of men who got out of a white Citroen – believed to be a C3 or DS3 – and made verbal threats. He was then punched in the face and struck with a bottle, causing a cut to his head which required hospital treatment.

Anyone with information or any footage of the incident is urged to report online, or call 101, quoting serial 1544 of 13/07.