Woman attacked in centre of Brighton

Posted On 05 Mar 2014 at 8:44 pm

A woman was attacked in the centre of Brighton at the weekend by a man who tried to snatch her bag.

The victim and the attacker appeared to know each other, according to Sussex Police.

The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack in Brighton in the early hours of Saturday morning (1 March).

“The victim was walking at the southern end of Dyke Road near the cemetery when she was attacked by a man.

“The man tried to take the victim’s bag but a member of the public helped her and the attacker fled.

“The offender was white with tanned skin, 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in and of average build. He had dark hair and was wearing dark clothing.”

Detective Constable Tom Coll said: “This was an incident involving two people who know each other but the motive is still unclear.

“It appears there were lots of people around who saw what was happening and may have misunderstood the situation.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who saw the argument taking place or saw the couple in street before the incident took place.”

A 36-year-old man from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. He was questioned before being released on bail.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

  1. Mr Smith Reply

    i am very sure that the number of attacks in this area is of concern to all
    “The victim was walking at the southern end of Dyke Road near the cemetery when she was attacked by a man. – it was not long ago that a dead body was discovered in that Cemetery . with the growing number of CCTV in the area this despicable attack will soon be solved .. Lets just hope it was not some drug crazed local the council are keen to “foster on the area ” ~~ Report calls for ‘safe rooms’ for drug users in Brighton and Hove ~ April in local web blog
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308939/Addicts-given-safe-rooms-inject-heroin-Brighton-Council-tries-shake-label-Britains-drug-death-captial.html

    its been widely reported that it prevents users shooting up in germany where it was introduced , i just hope the controls put in place for the brighton site are well thought out and EVERY help is given for the suffering that are addicted to their drug of choice ..

  2. Mr Smith Reply

    i am very sure that the number of attacks in this area is of concern to all
    “The victim was walking at the southern end of Dyke Road near the cemetery when she was attacked by a man. – it was not long ago that a dead body was discovered in that Cemetery . with the growing number of CCTV in the area this despicable attack will soon be solved .. Lets just hope it was not some drug crazed local the council are keen to “foster on the area ” ~~ Report calls for ‘safe rooms’ for drug users in Brighton and Hove ~ April in local web blog
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308939/Addicts-given-safe-rooms-inject-heroin-Brighton-Council-tries-shake-label-Britains-drug-death-captial.html

    its been widely reported that it prevents users shooting up in germany where it was introduced , i just hope the controls put in place for the brighton site are well thought out and EVERY help is given for the suffering that are addicted to their drug of choice ..

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