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Jonathon King, of Eastbourne in East Sussex, is wanted by police in connection to an assault on a woman and could have fled to Tunbridge Wells

A man who is alleged to have left a woman with injuries to her face and head after attacking her could have fled to Tunbridge Wells.

Sussex Police want to interview Jonathon William King following the attack which left the victim, who is known to him, needing hospital treatment outside of Sussex.

The attack happened in Eastbourne on Thursday, January 2.

Police do not believe the 43-year-old is at his usual residence in Eastbourne and are actively seeking to arrest him, but all efforts have proven unsuccessful so far.

Jonothan King
Jonothan King

King is about 6ft tall and of medium but thick set build. He is described as having a fair or ruddy complexion and when last seen he had short cropped light brown hair that is slightly receding.

It is believed King has links to Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, and areas along the Kent and South East London border.

Detective Constable Emma Penrose-Reed of the East Sussex Specialist Investigations Unit said; "Locating and arresting this man so that he can be interviewed about the alleged offence is a real priority for us.

“We want to do everything that we possibly can to make sure he cannot continue to evade capture.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to make it clear that anyone found to have been assisting him to evade arrest can also expect to face police investigation."

King is also wanted over a burglary in Cowbeech, East Sussex, where a number of valuable antique items were stolen last July.

Detective Constable Annie Nash from the East Sussex Priority Crime Team said "I too am very keen to establish King's whereabouts

“This man has now failed to answer his bail to me to be further interviewed and charged with this burglary”

King is not believed to pose a direct threat to general members of the public but anyone who sees him is asked to call 999 as a matter of urgency.

He should not be approached directly.

Anyone with information about his movements is asked to contact Sussex Police by dialling 101 or emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 0042 of 22/2.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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