Detectives investigating a serious assault on a woman at her home in Eastbourne are hoping a passer-by will remember intervening over an altercation between the victim and a man in a nearby street shortly beforehand.
it is understood that about 8.15pm on Monday 21 October, near the junction of Seaside and Ceylon Place in Eastbourne, a man, described as having long shoulder length blond hair with a wave in it, and wearing jeans and a hooded top, intervened and asked if the woman was ok because he was concerned about the man's behaviour towards her.
In the early hours of the following morning the woman, aged 41, was assaulted in her home, sustaining serious facial injuries.
Detective Constable Julian Harris of the East Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said:"If you were the man who kindly intervened, or if you know who he is, please get in touch with us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 168 of 22/10."
A man aged 40 has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and theft of a motor vehicle and after being interviewed has been released on police bail with conditions until 19 November while enquiries continue.