Police Seek Witnesses After Robbery Leaves a 16-Year-Old Injured

The suspects took off down Hove Street after the robbery. Image via Google Maps.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of 16-year-olds were attacked in Hove, leaving one of the teenagers with facial fractures.

The group of five were attacked by two men in their early twenties, on Saturday the 22nd July, between the hours of 2.30 and 3.00 in the morning. The attack took place on the junction of Sackville Road, Hove Street, Church Road and New Church Road in Hove.

The incident is believed to have been intended as a robbery with the suspects stealing a small amount of cash from one of the teenagers, but one victim, who has not been named, was left with a broken eye socket and a fractured cheekbone after he was punched. The two suspects are believed to have made off down Hove Street after the attack.

The two suspects are described as both being white males in their early twenties. One is thought to be around 6ft tall with a skinny physique and short dark hair, wearing a red and blue coat. The second is described as being slightly chubbier, around 5ft 10, with very short hair, and wearing a grey hooded tracksuit.

Detective Constable Darran Newman of Sussex Police has made an appeal for help in the investigation: “If you saw this pair that night, or if you know who they might be, please contact us.”

Anyone with any information that may aid the police is urged to contact them online or by calling them on 101, and quoting serial 180 of 23/06.

You can also anonymously contact independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.

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