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Man attacked near Brighton railway station

Besi Besemar December 27, 2014

Police in Brighton are searching for a suspect who attacked a man near the city’s railway station at night.

Sussex Police

At 2.05am on Friday, December 19 the 31-year old victim arrived at the railway station after attending a Christmas Party in London.

He was approached by a man described as white, in his early twenties, 5’7″, slim, with short dark brown hair and speaking with a southern accent. He was wearing either jeans or jogging bottoms, a hoody and had a large traveller style rucksack on his back.

The man spoke aggressively so the victim pushed him away and walked off towards the top of Trafalgar Street. However, he was closely followed by the suspect, who hit him causing him to fall to the ground, landing awkwardly and sustaining a serious hand injury, possibly a broken wrist.

The suspect then ran off down Trafalgar Street and under the tunnel.

PC Paul Baker said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at that time, and who may have seen or heard anything that may assist our investigation. If you can help in any way, please get in touch via or call 101 quoting serial 102 of 19/12. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.”