Two thugs left a boy with a smashed cheekbone after attacking him and his friends in a Hove street.
Sussex Police said: “Police are searching for two men who attacked teenage boys in a Hove street, leaving one of them with facial fractures.
“Between 2.30am and 3am on Saturday 22 June, the two suspects attacked the five 16-year-old boys at the junction of Sackville Road, Hove Street, Church Road and New Church Road, in Hove.
“One of the boys was punched and sustained a broken eye socket and a fractured cheekbone.
“The suspects took a small quantity of cash from one of the other boys and made off along Hove Street.
“They are both described as white and in their early twenties. One was about 6ft, of skinny build, with short dark hair, wearing an orange/red coat with blue at the bottom.
“The other one was 5ft 10in, of chubby build with very short hair, wearing a grey tracksuit with hoody.”
Detective Constable Darran Newman said: “If you saw this pair that night, or if you know who they might be, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 180 of 23/06.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”
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