Sussex

New leads in Mohammed Bourner attack probe

Mohammed Bourner
Image caption Mohammed Bourner remains in a critical condition

Police using Facebook to help find the person responsible for a serious assault on a Sussex teenager said they have received "important information".

Officers set up the account after the attack on Mohammed Bourner on Bexhill seafront three weeks ago.

The 15-year-old was critically injured when he was punched in the face. Police said a recent scan has confirmed he suffered brain damage.

Mohammed, known as Mo, is being treated at King's College Hospital in London.

'Absolutely heartbreaking'

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said several messages had been posted on the Facebook account since it was set up.

"Some of which have provided important information to help with the investigation," she added.

Mo was punched in De La Warr Parade, just before midnight on 28 October. He had been at a party on the seafront at Glyne Gap with three friends.

Det Ch Insp Nick Sloan said: "This is no doubt one of the saddest investigations I have worked on.

"As a parent myself, it is absolutely heartbreaking to see this young boy still hooked up to a life support machine with his family at his bedside."

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