Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Eastbourne on Thursday, May 26, in which a man suffered serious facial injuries.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was involved in an altercation in a Co-op store in Milfoil Drive at around 5.40pm, which continued into the street outside.

He was then assaulted, before the suspect left the scene.

A suspect was identified and on Sunday, May 29, an 18-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Police would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident, or the circumstances leading up to it. If you have any information, contact police online or call 101, quoting serial 807 of 27/05.