Women assaulted after getting out of Hove taxi

Posted On 08 Dec 2015 at 12:03 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after two women were assaulted in the early hours of Friday, 27 November in Dyke Road, Hove.

Dyke Road Co-op. Image taken from Google Streetview

Dyke Road Co-op. Image taken from Google Streetview

Police were called just after midnight to a report that the two victims were seen crying by the side of the road near the ‘Good Companions’ pub.

The women, a 29-year-old from Croydon and a 33-year-old from Brighton, had just got out of a taxi to use a cash point when they were tackled to the ground by a man and then kicked. The suspect is described as middle aged, 5’8″ and of large build.

One of the victims was found by officers with a graze on her chin and a chipped tooth. She also suffered a fractured leg. The other woman had a cut on the bridge of her nose, swollen lips and a missing tooth.

PC Anna Dowglass said: “This was a violent assault which happened next to a busy road in Hove.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened by the Co-op cash machine at around midnight.”

Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 0013 of 27/11.

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