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Revellers look on as teen's ankle smashed in Brighton attack
A teenager's ankle was broken in three places after being repeatedly stamped on – as half a dozen revellers stood by and allowed the violent attack to continue.
Detectives have described how an 18-year-old male was punched to the ground during a late-night altercation in East Street, Brighton.
After the teenager banged his head on the ground, the attacker then repeatedly jumped on the victim’s legs.
CCTV footage released by Sussex Police show that a group of people near the Lola Lo nightclub appear to notice the assault taking place – but did nothing to stop it.
Detective Constable Paul Candy of Sussex Police 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.”
The violent attack also saw the victim from Seaford punched in the face and the body.
About 30 seconds into the CCTV footage, some bystanders turn in the direction of the assault.
One member of the public puts his hands on his face in apparent shock before continuing to speak with his friend.
Sussex Police has released footage of the attack, which happened at 2.30am on July 9, due to the extent of the the victim’s injuries.
This is due to the extent of the injuries the victim suffered.
As well as a broken ankle, the victim suffered bruising over his body, lumps on his head, a black eye and a swollen lip.
A police spokesman said he is still receiving physiotherapy.
Police said that a 19-year-old from Seaford who was with the victim was also punched and injured his jaw.
Anyone with information should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
To view the footage visit www.theargus.co.uk/news.
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