German children suffer Eastbourne racist attack

An attack on a group of German children in Eastbourne is being treated as a hate crime, Sussex Police said.

The group of five students aged between 11 and 14 was attacked as they got off a bus at The Rising, Langney, at about 22:15 BST on Thursday.

The group was chased by the man who shouting racist abuse at the three boys and two girls.

He was described as a white teenager, of slim build, with short brown hair and wearing dark clothing.

One of the boys was punched in the face and ear, another slapped in the face and the third boy struck in the back.

The two girls in the group were not assaulted.

Police said they believed the attacker recognised the victims as German because the bus they got off was marked Jurgen Matthes Student Organisation.

The language school brings international students to Eastbourne to learn English.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Sussex Police.

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