German students 'attacked by girls in Eastbourne'

Eastbourne Arndale Centre Image copyright Google
Image caption The three students were attacked outside McDonald's restaurant in the Arndalde Centre

Three teenage German students have been attacked by three girls outside a fast food restaurant, Sussex Police said.

The two boys and a girl were assaulted outside McDonald's in the Arndale Centre, Terminus Road in Eastbourne at about 20:15 BST on Wednesday.

One was pushed to the floor and kicked in the head, a second had a drink poured over him and the third was struck on the head.

A 59-year-old man who intervened was pushed over and hit in the face.

The three students - two boys aged 11 and 16, and a 14-year-old girl - have been staying with families in Eastbourne while studying English.

Three girls, aged 14, 15 and 16 were arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail until 1 May.

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