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Appeal for witnesses of a violent assault in Brighton
3:03pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
An 18-year-old man had his ankle broken in three places after a violent attack in a Brighton street.
The victim was assaulted outside Lola Lo's in East Street, by a man who punched him to the ground.
The 18-year-old from Seaford banged his head on the ground and the attacker then repeatedly jumped on the victim's legs and punched him in the face and to his body.
As well as a broken ankle he suffered bruising over his body, lumps on his head, a black eye and a swollen lip.
A 19-year-old friend from Seaford who was with him was also punched and suffered a jaw injury during the incident at 2.30am on July 9.
Police have released CCTV footage that shows a group of people in East Street who appear to notice the assault taking place and officers are keen to speak to each of them.
Detective Constable Paul Candy said: “This was a nasty assault which has left the victim with a badly broken ankle which required a major operation and will leave him with a long recovery.
“There were a lot of people in the street when it happened and it is clear from CCTV footage that many saw it happen but may have not realised the seriousness of the victim's injuries.
“I would appeal for anyone who saw the incident or who knows anything about the assault to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1595 of 9 July or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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