Good samaritan left with broken jaw in fight on Brighton seafront

Posted On 16 Aug 2016 at 3:23 pm

A good samaritan was left with broken jaw after he tried to break up a fight on Brighton seafront.

The 29-year-old man was punched in the face and head when he intervened in the fight near Coalition night club on the Lower Esplanade.

The fight happened some time between 10pm and midnight on Saturday 6 August, the day of the Pride celebrations, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 16 August).

The force has issued an appeal for witnesses to the fight which involved two men wearing tracksuits, both white and aged between 20 and 25 year old. One was skinny and the other of medium build.

The victim went to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he was told that his jaw was broken in three places.

Detective Constable Sarah Townsend said: “The victim tried to stop the two men from fighting but was then punched in an unprovoked attack by one of them.

“He has had to undergo surgery for his broken jaw, had three metal plates and six pins inserted to try to align it and he has suffered nerve damage and lost sensation in his bottom lip.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw this assault or has any information about it.”

Witnesses are asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email

  1. Alan Peery Reply

    To the person who intervened in the fight:

    It’s outstanding people like you that keep the streets pleasant and welcoming most nights. Well done — and I hope your jaw heals soon.

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