Man stabbed twice during attempted robbery in Brighton

Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 7:55 pm

A man was treated in hospital after being stabbed twice during an attempted robbery in a park in Brighton.

Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 18 April): “A man needed hospital treatment for a stab wound sustained when he refused to hand over his mobile phone in a Brighton park.

“The 21-year-old victim was with his girlfriend in Saunders Park, off Lewes Road, on Wednesday last week (12 April) when he was approached by four men who demanded he hand over his mobile phone.

“When he refused, he was punched in the face and then stabbed twice with a knife in his hip resulting in a small puncture wound that was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

“Three of the suspects are white and one black, all in their early twenties.

“The man who attacked the victim is described as white, around 6ft and of slim build. He has a blond or brown goatee beard and was wearing a navy blue hooded top.

“Another of the men had long, straggly blond/brown hair.

“All four ran off via the Shabitat exit towards Sainsbury’s.”

Anyone who saw the attempted mugging or saw the men in the park or running from the park or who has any other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101.

Witnesses can also report information online at or call 101 quoting serial 871 of 12/04.

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