Boy sexually assaulted in a public toilet

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was sexually assaulted in a public toilet in Eastbourne.

The 14-year-old was assaulted by a man after he went into the male toilets close to the O2 store in the Arndale Centre at about 4.30pm on Thursday 27 June.

A 33-year-old man from Eastbourne was later arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and questioned before being released on bail until 19 August.

This was a very distressing incident for the boy and I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard what happened.

There may have been other people inside the toilets who have not come forward and I would urge them to contact me."

– Detective Constable Hugh Charles, of East Sussex CID

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1086 of 27 June.

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