Man stabbed at Brighton city centre cashpoint

Posted On 30 Sep 2011 at 9:54 pm
A street robbery in North Street, Brighton, ended with a man receiving a superficial stab wound.

The 43-year-old victim was withdrawing cash from a Lloyds cash point at approximately 2.30am today (Friday, September 30) when he was approached from behind by a man who demanded money.

Police have described the suspect as white, 20, 6′ of slim build with short light coloured hair and was wearing a grey hooded top.

A scuffle ensued between the men, before the victim walked off towards Poole Valley and realised he was bleeding. The suspect was last seen walking towards St James Street.

The injured man made his way to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment and was approached by police officers who happened to be in A&E at the time.

Detective constable Gemma Holley from Brighton and Hove CID said: “The victim was treated for a small puncture wound to his right side before being discharged.

“He is still very shaken and we are keen to trace the suspect and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help police with the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 0123 of 30/09 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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