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Police Call for Witnesses after Brighton Visitor Attacked

Police Call for Witnesses after Brighton Visitor Attacked
Kim Ayling
  • On May 16, 2018

Susex Police have made a plea for witnesses to come forward with any information after man hailing from Benfleet, Essex was assaulted whilst visiting Brighton on the 15th May. The victim has since required hospital treatment as a result of this vicious attack.

The 24 year old, who has not yet been named by Sussex police, was said to have been sat in East Brighton Park, near the Brighton Marina, when he was set upon by two men believed to be in their late teens. Yesterday’s attack, which is estimated to have happened between 4.00 and 4.20 pm, is thought to be entirely unprovoked.

The suspects have been described as both being white males, both around 5 foot 6, one of whom had short, light hair, and was dressed in shorts and a white t-shirt. The second was described as having dark brown hair and was wearing sunglasses. Neither of the two suspects have yet been located.

Sussex Police’s Detective Constable Melanie Down, who is leading the investigation into this assault, has described the event as a ‘vicious and unprovoked attack on a visitor to the city’. She went on to outline the victim’s injuries: “He suffered a fractured cheek bone which required hospital treatment.”

The Detective Constable also urged any witnesses or anyone who had assisted the attacked man at the time, to come forward and assist the police in finding the suspects, and lead to their arrests.

If you have any information at all regarding this assault please call the police non-emergency number on 101, and quote crime serial number 47180067090. Alternatively, you can anonymously visit the Crimestoppers website, or call them on 0800 555 111.

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