Two men wanted over University of Sussex protest

3:19pm Thursday 13th December 2012

Police are trying to track two men wanted in connection with a university protest against MP which turned violent.

Sussex Police are keen to identify the two men who attended a protest against a speech by Hove MP Mike Weatherley at the University of Sussex on Wednesday November 14.

The protest of more than 100 people turned violent and members of the Hove MP’s staff were injured when they were pelted with vegetables and stones and pushed at by protestors.

A 24-year-old man from Brighton has already been arrested on suspicion of affray in relation to the incident and has been released on bail until January 18.

Detective Constable Sophie Tullett of Brighton and Hove CID said: "We are continuing to investigate this incident and are appealing for these men to contact police to help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Pool.

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