TV thrown from third-floor window in Brighton misses girl, 8, by inches

Posted On 22 Jan 2016 at 2:00 pm

A television thrown from the third-floor window of a property in Brighton missed an eight-year-old girl by inches, Sussex Police said today (Friday 22 January).

The force said: “An eight-year-old girl narrowly escaped serious injury when a television was thrown from a third-floor window of a house in Brighton.

“The girl was walking away from the Prince Regent swimming pool with her mother around 6pm on Monday (18 January) when the television was thrown from the window in North Place.”

Sergeant Rob Bowden said: “Luckily, the little girl’s mum was alerted by the noise from above, looked up and pulled her daughter to safety.

“The TV still only missed them by inches and the girl slipped and fell as she stepped on to it as it landed in front of her.

“If her mum hadn’t taken the action she did, I shudder to think of the consequences which could have been serious injury or worse.

“When she looked back up, a man was in the window and shouted abuse, but whether that was aimed at her or someone else isn’t clear.

“He is described as white, 20 to 25 years old, with short dark hair and wearing a grey hooded top.

“Soon after, three men were seen to exit a ground-floor window of the house and run past the entrance to the Prince Regent in the direction of Jubilee Mews.

“The property was empty when police officers attended but, when they returned later, the occupant had no knowledge of what may have happened.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information about the men involved is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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