Man slashes music fan’s face at festival in Brighton

Posted On 17 Oct 2013 at 8:35 am

A man suffered a serious injury to his face when he was slashed at the Shakedown music festival in Brighton with a sharp blade.

Sussex Police said yesterday (Wednesday 16 October) that the 34-year-old victim was attacked at the festival in Stanmer Park at about 6pm on Saturday 28 September.

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated for the gash along his left cheekbone.

Detective Constable Emma Vickers said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on someone who was out enjoying the festival with friends.

“The victim has suffered a serious facial injury and now feels really nervous about being out where there are groups of people.

“Someone must have seen this happen as there were lots of people around at that time and even if they initially thought it wasn’t serious, they should come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email

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