Group of friends attacked by up to 15 men in Brighton

Group of friends attacked by up to 15 men in Brighton

Group of friends attacked by up to 15 men in Brighton

First published in News

A group of friends suffered broken bones after being attacked by a gang of men.

The five friends - three men and two women – were attacked from behind by a group of about 15 people in Kings Road, Brighton,  at about 2.30am on Tuesday January 21.

Three of the victims, who were all aged 19 to 20, suffered serious injuries including a fractured eye socket, a broken nose, a broken tooth and cuts and bruises.

The fight was stopped by another group of people who came to the victims' aid.

Detective Constable Leon Ryan said: "This appears to be an unprovoked, random attack on a group of friends just trying to make their way home.

"The offenders were all boys and men aged from their mid-teens to their early twenties.

"We need to speak to anyone who saw or heard the attack taking place or who has any information about what happened. The victims have suffered very nasty injuries and we are keen to track down their attackers."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 114 of 21/1, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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12:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

In a word: Brighton.
In a word: Brighton. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bluemonday says...

I used to think brighton was a warm welcoming place where people were accepted for what they were,and vicious crime didn't really occur often,then I moved here,lovely place some terrible people.
I used to think brighton was a warm welcoming place where people were accepted for what they were,and vicious crime didn't really occur often,then I moved here,lovely place some terrible people. bluemonday
  • Score: 17

1:06pm Thu 30 Jan 14

pperrin says...

Police are appealing for witnesses etc - so why do physical description of the gang?
Police are appealing for witnesses etc - so why do physical description of the gang? pperrin
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Thu 30 Jan 14

G_Whiz says...

Great description! Political correctness? or lazy Policing? what is it this time?
Great description! Political correctness? or lazy Policing? what is it this time? G_Whiz
  • Score: 1

2:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

P.Dant says...

CCTV !
CCTV ! P.Dant
  • Score: 7

4:21pm Thu 30 Jan 14

monkeymoo says...

Welcome to Brighton!
Welcome to Brighton! monkeymoo
  • Score: 5

5:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tez1959 says...

if it was one on one there be running home to mummy total scum
if it was one on one there be running home to mummy total scum tez1959
  • Score: 2

5:25pm Thu 30 Jan 14

semper cogitans says...

It's pretty likely that someone not directly involved knows who carried out this act of violence, it would be good if the police were put in the position where they could feel some collars.
It certainly appears that violence in the town is increasing, we all need to do whatever we can to give these miscreants the feeling that the public is no longer going to turn a blind eye. They need to feel that they are likely to get caught, and hopefully appropriately sentenced.
It appears from the report that if another group had not intervened this attack could have been even more serious! This is our town and it WILL become a no go area for ordinary folk if we don't start to respond to this street violence.
It's pretty likely that someone not directly involved knows who carried out this act of violence, it would be good if the police were put in the position where they could feel some collars. It certainly appears that violence in the town is increasing, we all need to do whatever we can to give these miscreants the feeling that the public is no longer going to turn a blind eye. They need to feel that they are likely to get caught, and hopefully appropriately sentenced. It appears from the report that if another group had not intervened this attack could have been even more serious! This is our town and it WILL become a no go area for ordinary folk if we don't start to respond to this street violence. semper cogitans
  • Score: 13

9:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Joshiman says...

Where are the Police? Is it a free for all after 12? What about CCTV?Dont understand how 15 men can just roam the streets of Brighton looking for trouble.Something seriously wrong here.Needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
Where are the Police? Is it a free for all after 12? What about CCTV?Dont understand how 15 men can just roam the streets of Brighton looking for trouble.Something seriously wrong here.Needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Joshiman
  • Score: 7

9:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Levent says...

bluemonday wrote:
I used to think brighton was a warm welcoming place where people were accepted for what they were,and vicious crime didn't really occur often,then I moved here,lovely place some terrible people.
Now why on earth would you think that? What decade, I mean, century do you live in dear? Typical liberal, absolutely clueless!!!

Maybe you should write a scroll about the ruffians in question and send it by carrier pidgeon to William Henry Hallett, maybe he'll send the bounders to the workhouse!
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: I used to think brighton was a warm welcoming place where people were accepted for what they were,and vicious crime didn't really occur often,then I moved here,lovely place some terrible people.[/p][/quote]Now why on earth would you think that? What decade, I mean, century do you live in dear? Typical liberal, absolutely clueless!!! Maybe you should write a scroll about the ruffians in question and send it by carrier pidgeon to William Henry Hallett, maybe he'll send the bounders to the workhouse! Levent
  • Score: -3

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