Man’s jaw broken in Brighton street attack

Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 4:11 pm
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A man’s jaw was broken in a vicious attack off Brighton seafront.

Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack in Black Lion Street on Sunday, 19 July.

At about 2.45am on Sunday 19 July the 20-year old Lewes man, who was on a night out with two friends, was in a telephone booth close to underground car park entrance.

Whilst he was there a group of men and woman approached and one of the men became aggressive towards him. As he left the booth and walked away the man punched him in the head from behind.

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The group then headed in the direction of the Thistle Hotel on the seafront.

The victim sustained a fractured jaw and was in the Royal Sussex County Hospital for several days, needing an operation as a result of the assault.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid-twenties, about 6′ tall and of medium build, with short  hair.

Detective Constable Paul Ash said; “We are appealing for information and for any witnesses who were in Black Lion Street at the time and who saw what happened.

“If you can help in any way please contact us via 101 or email You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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