A man was treated in hospital after being injured during an attempted robbery in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Friday 17 March).
The force said: “Detectives are investigating an attempted robbery in Hove. A group of men, all in their twenties, were walking from Brighton at around 2am on Sunday (11 March).
“They were heading north in Somerhill Road, Hove, past St Ann’s Well Gardens, when another group of men came out of the garden and shouted at them.
“The group walked into Somerhill Avenue and Holland Road and began to be chased by the other group.
“They caught up with them at the junction of Holland Road and Cromwell Road and a fight broke out.
“One of the suspects tried to grab the victim’s bag and he was hit over the head with something heavy.
“The victim, a 20-year-old man, received hospital treatment for a cut to his head.”
Detective constable Andy Beaumont said: “There were four suspects, three white men and one black or mixed race man, all 16 or 17-year-olds, all wearing hooded tops.
“Thankfully the victim wasn’t badly hurt.
“We are appealing to anyone who heard or saw anything between St Ann’s Well Gardens and the Palmeira pub in Cromwell Road. Please contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal quoting serial 104 of 11/3.