Police are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Eastbourne.

Officers are investigating after a report was made on Saturday, September 4.

The incident happened at the Shinewater Lane entrance to Shinewater Park on either Wednesday (September 1) or Thursday (September 2).

The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers while enquiries continue.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area, or who may have any other information that could help the investigation.

Officers would particularly like to speak to a man described as white, over 5′ 8″ in height and wearing a dark royal blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black Nike Air Force trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Device. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.