'Kind stranger' sought after Eastbourne sex assault
Police say a man who went to the aid of a 31-year-old woman who had been indecently assaulted could help them find the three attackers.
The woman was walking beside Pevensey Bay Road in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in the early hours of Saturday when she was attacked.
The men approached her near the Asda delivery road, whistled and shouted then assaulted her.
Det Con Caz Bobby said the woman was shaken up but not physically injured.
"As the three suspects were running away, another young man came up to the woman and asked if she needed any help," she said.
"We don't have details of this kind stranger, but I would ask for him to get in touch as he may be able to help our investigation."
Sussex Police said the road was frequently used by taxi drivers taking passengers to the harbour and believe one of them might also have witnessed the incident.
The attackers, two of whom were white and one black, are all thought to be in their late teens or early 20s.
One was wearing a red T-shirt, dark jacket and jeans while the others were wearing dark clothing.