Brighton cyclist suffers broken eye socket after being attacked on seafront

Posted On 12 Feb 2016 at 7:15 pm

A cyclist suffered a broken eye socket after being punched by a car passenger on Brighton seafront.

A 31-year-old man from Shoreham has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Sussex Police today (Friday 12 February) issued an appeal for witnesses to the attack, which happened in King’s Road, Brighton, last Friday evening (5 February).

The force said: “At about 8.20pm on Friday 5 February the 50-year-old local man was cycling round the pier roundabout on the seafront in Brighton to travel west along King’s Road when he had a verbal altercation with a man who was a passenger in a grey Ford Focus which was also travelling west.

“The cyclist was punched to the face causing two fractures to his eye socket.

“A 31-year-old Shoreham man was later traced and arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

“After being interviewed he was released on police bail until (Monday) 4 April while inquiries continue.”

Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone who saw the attack is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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