Brighton teenager arrested after racist attack

Posted On 23 Sep 2010 at 2:46 pm

A teenage girl from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a racist attack.

The 15-year-old is believed to have hit a 26-year-old woman from Spain in the face, breaking her nose and leaving her with two black eyes.

The Spanish woman was attacked at the bus stop outside Ladbrokes in St James’s Street, Brighton, at about 6pm on Monday 13 September.

She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton, for treatment.

The girl has been released on police bail until Sunday 26 September.

In the meantime Sussex Police asked anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

PC David Sonnex said: “Racist abuse of any kind, whether verbal or physical, is taken extremely seriously by Sussex Police and will not be tolerated.

“Two patrolling PCSOs arrived shortly after the assault, which followed an argument between the suspect and a number of people at the bus stop.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident who has yet to come forward as they may hold information pertinent to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 or to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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