Two women suffered serious facial injuries when they were attacked on Brighton seafront, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 7 September).
The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on two women in Brighton on Saturday 2 September.
“The victims were walking along King’s Road at about 3.20am when they were involved in an altercation with a group of around eight to ten black men.
“One woman, from Littlehampton, and the other, from Worthing, both 20 years old, suffered serious injuries.
“Both were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
“The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-twenties, 5ft 10in, of stocky build and wearing black clothing.”
Detective Constable Daniel Aubrey-Smith said: “This is a particularly violent attack which has resulted in both of the victims receiving serious facial injuries.
“The offender needs to be brought to justice for what he has done.”
Sussex Police said: “Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting reference 208 of 02/09.
“Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”