Wanted former prisoner may be in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 14 Aug 2018 at 4:11 pm

A former inmate is wanted for return to prison, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 14 August).

Joseph Rutigliano

The force said: “Police in Horsham and Brighton are searching for 19-year-old Joseph Rutigliano, who is wanted for recall to prison, and who is also suspected of involvement in a series of assaults in Brighton city centre streets in the early hours of (Tuesday) 26 June.

“Rutigliano, who is described as white, 5ft 9in, of slim build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, was released from Rochester Prison on (Wednesday) 28 March part way through a three-year sentence for attempted robbery.

“He has lived at addresses in Horsham but also frequents Brighton and Hove

“The Probation Service now require his recall to prison for failing to comply with the conditions of his release licence.

“Police also want to interview him about the assaults in Brighton on 26 June, which were publicised on the same day by Sussex Police.

“Inquiries also continue into the Brighton assaults. A 21-year old man has been interviewed under caution by appointment and arrangements are being made to interview a third man who has has been identified in relation to that investigation.”

PC Ian Whitehouse said; “If you see Rutigliano, or know where he is, please contact us via 101 or online, quoting serial 578 of 05/07.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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