On 11th February a group of young people attacked a 23-year-old man in Burgess Hill town centre. The victim described one of the boys as looking like Gaten Matarazzo, the actor who plays Dustin in the US web television series, Stranger Things.
The suspect had medium-length curly brown hair. He was white and around 5’9″ – 5′ 10″. There were eight youths in total involved in the incident. The rest of the group had hoods concealing their heads.
Another one of the group was described as white, 5′ 6″ to 5’9″. He had a slim build, and was in his mid-teens. He wore a grey hooded top.
The incident took place at around 9:50pm when the victim was walking home from the Block and Gasket pub in Church Road, Burgess Hill. He was forced to walk around the group of youths as they stood at the road’s junction in between Civic Way and St John’s Road.
The group then jostled and punched him before hitting him in the head with a bottle which smashed on contact. This caused the victim cuts and bruising that he was later treated for at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any information relevant to this investigation should speak to the police. They are asked to report details online or call 101, quoting serial 1109 of 11/02.
Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.