Man left with broken ankle after Brighton seafront attack

Posted On 23 May 2011 at 2:41 pm

A man had his ankle broken when he was attacked in Brighton at the weekend.

The 22-year-old man from Portslade was punched and kicked in what Sussex Police said was believed to have been an unprovoked attack.

The victim was in King’s Road, Brighton, opposite the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, formerly the Norfolk, when he was attacked by two men.

They said that they had a taxi waiting across the road and left in the cab after the assault, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning (21 May).

Detective Constable Paul Clements, of Brighton and Hove CID, said: “This assault was witnessed by the victim’s girlfriend but we believe there may have been other members of the public around at the time.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and we are also trying to trace the driver of the vehicle which the offenders left in and also a taxi driver who stopped to assist the victim and his partner after the incident.”

The first offender is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, aged 20 to 24 years old, clean shaven, with short blond hair and a southern accent.

The second offender is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, aged 20 to 24 years old, clean shaven with short light brown or mousey hair.

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

  1. michele Reply

    just to say the men were not in a cab they were in a renault megane,blue p reg!!,and it was outside ramada hotel not opposite

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