In the early hours of Saturday, 10th February, a 68-year-old man was attacked in his own home, in the West Hill area of Hastings. He was left with life-changing injuries to his face and will require plastic surgery.
The victim had spend most of the evening with another man in French’s night club and club XS in Hastings town before heading home. The assault occurred between 4:30am and 5:30am and resulted in significant facial injuries. The 68-year-old sustained a laceration in his cheek, as well as a fractured eye socket and fractured cheek bones. Additionally he received bruising to his nose and bleeding on his brain.
The man was first admitted to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and was later transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead. He has since been released and permitted to return home.
Police are searching for a man, described as white and aged between 20 and 25 who is considered connected to the assault. The suspect was captured on CCTV whilst leaving the French’s nightclub in Robertson Street at 3.06am on the morning of the attack. He was also seen with the victim at the junction with Trinity Street.
Anyone who has any information on this man or his whereabouts is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Marcross. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, or report the information anonymously on 0800 555 111.