Brighton mugging suspect has been identified, say police

Posted On 25 May 2018 at 8:08 pm

The suspect in an attempted mugging in a Brighton street has been identified, according to Sussex Police.

The force shared the news of their success shortly after making a public appeal which was publicised by the local press and on social media.

Sussex Police said: “A suspect has been identified in connection with a Brighton assault.

“Police issued a photo of a man thought to be connected with the attack on (Wednesday) 2 May.

”Officers now believe a suspect has been identified.

“A man was walking along Western Road, Brighton, around 8.10pm on Wednesday 2 May when another man approached him and attempted to steal his phone.

“The victim was assaulted from behind, subsequently fell to the floor and suffered multiple minor injuries.

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