Man suffers broken cheek in unprovoked attack in Brighton park

Posted On 16 May 2018 at 10:43 am

A man suffered a broken cheek bone in a vicious and unprovoked attack in a Brighton park, Sussex Police said this morning (Wednesday 16 May).

The force said: “A visitor to Brighton ended up needing hospital treatment after being attacked in East Brighton park on Tuesday (15 May) and now police are seeking witnesses to the assault.

“It occurred between 4pm and 4.20pm. A 24-year-old man from Benfleet, Essex, was sitting in the park when he was set upon.

“Two white men, both in their late teens and both 5ft 6in, are belived to have been responsible.

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“One had short fair hair and was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts and the other had brown hair and was wearing sunglasses.”

Detective Constable Melanie Down said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a visitor to the city. He suffered a fractured cheek bone which required hospital treatment.

“I’d ask anyone who saw what happened or who helped the victim after he was attacked to come forward.”

Witnesses are asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or online. Alternatively visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555111.

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