Robber leaves victim with broken cheek bone after attack in Brighton

Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 3:26 pm

Two passers-by thwarted a street robbery in Brighton.

They stepped in when a youth attacked a middle-aged man in London Road in the early hours of the morning last Friday (8 October).

The youth had demanded money but when the 43-year-old victim refused to hand anything over, the youth attacked him.

The two passers-by intervened, helping the victim who suffered a broken cheek bone.

He was treated at the Royal Sussex County HospitalE inastern Road,  Brighton, where he had stitching to his eye.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of robbery.

He has been bailed until 16 November pending further inquiries.

Sussex Police would like to hear from two passers-by.

A spokesman also urged anyone else with information to call 0845 6070999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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