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Taxi driver racially abused by woman who then repeatedly punched him in the head

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Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was reported to have racially assaulted a taxi driver and repeatedly kicked his car outside Eastbourne railway station.

On Saturday 13 November, at around midnight, she started to shout racist obscenities at the victim and kicked the car, a Hyundai I40.

When the driver got out of the car to confront her, she continued shouting at him before kicking the car again. As he tried to restrain her he was punched several times in the head.

The woman, aged 24 and from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault, racially aggravated criminal damage and racially aggravated intentional harassment.

She was released on police bail until Sunday, 5 December, as enquiries continue.

Several people are thought to have been in the area at the time and officers are keen to talk to anyone who saw the incident, recorded it on their phones or have relevant dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 023 of 13/11.


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