Two women were attacked this morning by a man behaving strangely in London Road.
Police on patrol first saw the man attacking a 57-year-old woman shortly before 10am.
Brighton and Hove News understands the man was attempting to bite the woman’s arm as she stood frightened outside the British Heart Foundation charity shop.
A second woman, aged 27, approached the officers and told them the man had previously approached her and exposed himself, before hitting her with a newspaper.
A 45-year-old man from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He is currently in police custody while enquiries continue.