Bus passenger attacked in Brighton centre

The Argus: Bus passenger attacked in Brighton centre Bus passenger attacked in Brighton centre

A bus passenger was punched repeatedly in the face in a street attack as he waited outside a shopping centre.

An 18-year-old man from Shoreham was waiting at a bus stop outside Churchill Square in Brighton when he was approached by a group of young men who stole his phone at around 1am on Saturday morning.

He was then set upon suffering a blow of punches to his face which broke his jaw.

Sussex Police are now looking for a group of “three or four skinny boys” aged between 14 and 16-years-old and wearing hooded tops.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 105 of 7/12.

 

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4:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

All 9 of me says...

The headline writer should be sacked for incompetence... also could you explain what a 'blow of punches' is.
The headline writer should be sacked for incompetence... also could you explain what a 'blow of punches' is. All 9 of me

4:18pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Guppytank says...

Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............
Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call............. Guppytank

4:28pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

Guppytank wrote:
Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............
(Certain) PCSOs are too busy thieving. Allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]Guppytank[/bold] wrote: Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............[/p][/quote](Certain) PCSOs are too busy thieving. Allegedly. Crystal Ball

4:31pm Mon 9 Dec 13

biker brighton says...

might be same ones who constanly trash buses
might be same ones who constanly trash buses biker brighton

5:16pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Mr Baxter , London says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
Guppytank wrote:
Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............
(Certain) PCSOs are too busy thieving. Allegedly.
...or on death row smuggeling drugs.......not allegadly
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guppytank[/bold] wrote: Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............[/p][/quote](Certain) PCSOs are too busy thieving. Allegedly.[/p][/quote]...or on death row smuggeling drugs.......not allegadly Mr Baxter , London

5:37pm Mon 9 Dec 13

lewes road low life says...

I'm no expert but perhaps the police should look to the scrotes they bailed last week for attacking a father and daughter as already mentioned ( or their associated gang of mates ) . These kids and their families are bound to already be known to the police, and if that sounds like victimization then tough titters , its the innocent public that are the victims.
I'm no expert but perhaps the police should look to the scrotes they bailed last week for attacking a father and daughter as already mentioned ( or their associated gang of mates ) . These kids and their families are bound to already be known to the police, and if that sounds like victimization then tough titters , its the innocent public that are the victims. lewes road low life

5:40pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Boloney-marshal says...

Why single out PCSOs again? This PCSO hatred is a bit old hat now and very boring, like you. I bet if you PCSO haters had witnessed the mugging incident you would have looked the other way because you're cowards. If you issue a PCSO with proper officer safety equipment, I'm sure if they were on duty and witnessed the crime, would have a battered the scumbags, unlike strapping twenty-year-olds who scurry back to London with their tail between their legs petrified. PCSOs are on duty 24/7 in London to make cowards like this feel safe.
Why single out PCSOs again? This PCSO hatred is a bit old hat now and very boring, like you. I bet if you PCSO haters had witnessed the mugging incident you would have looked the other way because you're cowards. If you issue a PCSO with proper officer safety equipment, I'm sure if they were on duty and witnessed the crime, would have a battered the scumbags, unlike strapping twenty-year-olds who scurry back to London with their tail between their legs petrified. PCSOs are on duty 24/7 in London to make cowards like this feel safe. Boloney-marshal

6:54pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

Oooo dear Katy Bourne what are you doing to ensure the safety of the people. Not that I know anything about being a Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner but should use not be looking at cutting vehicle running costs by using hybrid vehicles cars! The saving you make in the future can be better spent on police presents walking the beat showing the public that they are police still there protecting there safety as at the moment there seems to be no police presents hence all these attacks happening in the town. THINK ABOUT IT..............
Oooo dear Katy Bourne what are you doing to ensure the safety of the people. Not that I know anything about being a Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner but should use not be looking at cutting vehicle running costs by using hybrid vehicles cars! The saving you make in the future can be better spent on police presents walking the beat showing the public that they are police still there protecting there safety as at the moment there seems to be no police presents hence all these attacks happening in the town. THINK ABOUT IT.............. Brighton Living

8:21pm Mon 9 Dec 13

medianscore says...

Time for vigilantes to take to the streets.

Dress up as sloshed Saturday night drinkers and wait at the bus stop in Churchill Square until the early hours. When these scum finally exit their rat holes and try a mugging, put them hospital - permanently!
Time for vigilantes to take to the streets. Dress up as sloshed Saturday night drinkers and wait at the bus stop in Churchill Square until the early hours. When these scum finally exit their rat holes and try a mugging, put them hospital - permanently! medianscore

9:11pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Juliusinnit says...

Why was the victim described as being a "bus passenger?" They were not actually ON a bus, merely in the street! Sloppy journalism again! Crime reporter extraordinaire Anna Roberts up to her usual tricks!
Why was the victim described as being a "bus passenger?" They were not actually ON a bus, merely in the street! Sloppy journalism again! Crime reporter extraordinaire Anna Roberts up to her usual tricks! Juliusinnit

12:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Hove Actually says...

I thought the Brighton Centre was on the sea front, an area no buses stop at
and surely he was only a potential bus passenger just like he was potentially a Taxi passenger or pedestrian.

I despair of the absolutely childish reports the Argus trots out to maintain a façade of being the local paper when in reality they are no longer relevant to our City
I thought the Brighton Centre was on the sea front, an area no buses stop at and surely he was only a potential bus passenger just like he was potentially a Taxi passenger or pedestrian. I despair of the absolutely childish reports the Argus trots out to maintain a façade of being the local paper when in reality they are no longer relevant to our City Hove Actually

12:53pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Mel@cityclean says...

This scum are not fit to walk the streets, Vile thugs.
It is very scary, when you are attacked. I froze when two men attacked me, was so weird, i could not more, or shout for help.

Hope they are caught! Named and shamed, but there names will be protected, cause of age.
This scum are not fit to walk the streets, Vile thugs. It is very scary, when you are attacked. I froze when two men attacked me, was so weird, i could not more, or shout for help. Hope they are caught! Named and shamed, but there names will be protected, cause of age. Mel@cityclean

2:14pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Sir Prised says...

Mel@cityclean wrote:
This scum are not fit to walk the streets, Vile thugs.
It is very scary, when you are attacked. I froze when two men attacked me, was so weird, i could not more, or shout for help.

Hope they are caught! Named and shamed, but there names will be protected, cause of age.
... and if true that they are that young, then their parents, more likely parent, should be hauled before the Courts and lose every panny of benefits they are receiving or have a heavy fine imposed. Until those directly responsible for these feral misfits are brought to account, nothing will reverse this damaging trend.
[quote][p][bold]Mel@cityclean[/bold] wrote: This scum are not fit to walk the streets, Vile thugs. It is very scary, when you are attacked. I froze when two men attacked me, was so weird, i could not more, or shout for help. Hope they are caught! Named and shamed, but there names will be protected, cause of age.[/p][/quote]... and if true that they are that young, then their parents, more likely parent, should be hauled before the Courts and lose every panny of benefits they are receiving or have a heavy fine imposed. Until those directly responsible for these feral misfits are brought to account, nothing will reverse this damaging trend. Sir Prised

3:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

nutter1995 says...

has sussex police made the connection between the father and daughter incident at the same place and the people they arrested? i certainely have!! this is sickening
has sussex police made the connection between the father and daughter incident at the same place and the people they arrested? i certainely have!! this is sickening nutter1995

7:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

hubby says...

I'm glad don't live where you guys live.
I would never go out.
I'm glad don't live where you guys live. I would never go out. hubby

8:31am Wed 11 Dec 13

KarenT says...

Enforced sterilisation. I keep sayin'... As soon as you rid the streets of these little rats there will be more spawned to replace them...
Enforced sterilisation. I keep sayin'... As soon as you rid the streets of these little rats there will be more spawned to replace them... KarenT

6:27pm Wed 11 Dec 13

LeonBIank666 says...

Leon Blank's guide to being attacked.

First of all this is idealistic as some peoples' fear is too much. Fight, Flight or the oft forgotten one, is FRIGHT.

My advice is to fight if you can not get away and here are some tips.

If you know you are going to get a kick in you must ensure that one of the gang gets hurt. Choose the quietest one and/or the smallest one. Even a female.

Whilst I would not advocate hitting females, if she wishes to be part of a gang, then she must be prepared for a punch in the nose of a firm kick to the vagina.

Do not bother to be all Jason Statham, just focus all your strength and power on the weakest. Pulverise them. Aim for the eyes and genitals. If you are slightly built with no training, the chances of you decking a person are slim, THE ONLY way to really hurt someone is to be vicious.

So why do this?

1. Hopefully the weak person will need hospital treatment, so if the police are involved they can catch them

2. The rest of the gang may stop attacking you if they need to help their chavvy mate

3. There will be a double transfer of DNA (i.e yours on them and theirs on you) to assist an investigation. If you remember, you can even spit on them. This will prove vital in a prosecution.

4. The gang may think twice about attacking somebody again

5. What have you got to lose. They are going to give you a kick in anyway

6. There may be a sense of justice. But you must hurt, hurt, hurt the weak one.

Remember, you have to act with reasonably force by law. But if it is you (untrained and going to be beaten up) vrs them (an attacking gang) no jury will convict you of assault. Just be sure not to stamp on their heads or anything (unless your life is at risk) and then you can do pretty much anything in law to protect yourself.

Hope this helps.
Leon Blank's guide to being attacked. First of all this is idealistic as some peoples' fear is too much. Fight, Flight or the oft forgotten one, is FRIGHT. My advice is to fight if you can not get away and here are some tips. If you know you are going to get a kick in you must ensure that one of the gang gets hurt. Choose the quietest one and/or the smallest one. Even a female. Whilst I would not advocate hitting females, if she wishes to be part of a gang, then she must be prepared for a punch in the nose of a firm kick to the vagina. Do not bother to be all Jason Statham, just focus all your strength and power on the weakest. Pulverise them. Aim for the eyes and genitals. If you are slightly built with no training, the chances of you decking a person are slim, THE ONLY way to really hurt someone is to be vicious. So why do this? 1. Hopefully the weak person will need hospital treatment, so if the police are involved they can catch them 2. The rest of the gang may stop attacking you if they need to help their chavvy mate 3. There will be a double transfer of DNA (i.e yours on them and theirs on you) to assist an investigation. If you remember, you can even spit on them. This will prove vital in a prosecution. 4. The gang may think twice about attacking somebody again 5. What have you got to lose. They are going to give you a kick in anyway 6. There may be a sense of justice. But you must hurt, hurt, hurt the weak one. Remember, you have to act with reasonably force by law. But if it is you (untrained and going to be beaten up) vrs them (an attacking gang) no jury will convict you of assault. Just be sure not to stamp on their heads or anything (unless your life is at risk) and then you can do pretty much anything in law to protect yourself. Hope this helps. LeonBIank666

8:13pm Wed 11 Dec 13

KarenT says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
Leon Blank's guide to being attacked.

First of all this is idealistic as some peoples' fear is too much. Fight, Flight or the oft forgotten one, is FRIGHT.

My advice is to fight if you can not get away and here are some tips.

If you know you are going to get a kick in you must ensure that one of the gang gets hurt. Choose the quietest one and/or the smallest one. Even a female.

Whilst I would not advocate hitting females, if she wishes to be part of a gang, then she must be prepared for a punch in the nose of a firm kick to the vagina.

Do not bother to be all Jason Statham, just focus all your strength and power on the weakest. Pulverise them. Aim for the eyes and genitals. If you are slightly built with no training, the chances of you decking a person are slim, THE ONLY way to really hurt someone is to be vicious.

So why do this?

1. Hopefully the weak person will need hospital treatment, so if the police are involved they can catch them

2. The rest of the gang may stop attacking you if they need to help their chavvy mate

3. There will be a double transfer of DNA (i.e yours on them and theirs on you) to assist an investigation. If you remember, you can even spit on them. This will prove vital in a prosecution.

4. The gang may think twice about attacking somebody again

5. What have you got to lose. They are going to give you a kick in anyway

6. There may be a sense of justice. But you must hurt, hurt, hurt the weak one.

Remember, you have to act with reasonably force by law. But if it is you (untrained and going to be beaten up) vrs them (an attacking gang) no jury will convict you of assault. Just be sure not to stamp on their heads or anything (unless your life is at risk) and then you can do pretty much anything in law to protect yourself.

Hope this helps.
:D
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: Leon Blank's guide to being attacked. First of all this is idealistic as some peoples' fear is too much. Fight, Flight or the oft forgotten one, is FRIGHT. My advice is to fight if you can not get away and here are some tips. If you know you are going to get a kick in you must ensure that one of the gang gets hurt. Choose the quietest one and/or the smallest one. Even a female. Whilst I would not advocate hitting females, if she wishes to be part of a gang, then she must be prepared for a punch in the nose of a firm kick to the vagina. Do not bother to be all Jason Statham, just focus all your strength and power on the weakest. Pulverise them. Aim for the eyes and genitals. If you are slightly built with no training, the chances of you decking a person are slim, THE ONLY way to really hurt someone is to be vicious. So why do this? 1. Hopefully the weak person will need hospital treatment, so if the police are involved they can catch them 2. The rest of the gang may stop attacking you if they need to help their chavvy mate 3. There will be a double transfer of DNA (i.e yours on them and theirs on you) to assist an investigation. If you remember, you can even spit on them. This will prove vital in a prosecution. 4. The gang may think twice about attacking somebody again 5. What have you got to lose. They are going to give you a kick in anyway 6. There may be a sense of justice. But you must hurt, hurt, hurt the weak one. Remember, you have to act with reasonably force by law. But if it is you (untrained and going to be beaten up) vrs them (an attacking gang) no jury will convict you of assault. Just be sure not to stamp on their heads or anything (unless your life is at risk) and then you can do pretty much anything in law to protect yourself. Hope this helps.[/p][/quote]:D KarenT

9:43pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Mike_the_car_driver says...

Guppytank wrote:
Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............
GHOST BUSTERS! I mean SCUM BUSTERS!
[quote][p][bold]Guppytank[/bold] wrote: Wait a minute didn't this happen recently to a father and daughter. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the PCSO's? My twenty year old son, who's a big lad got attacked near Lewes Rd the other night for no reason and he has said he's moving back to London where he feels safer! A hammer wielding attacker at Elm Grove is scaring the bejesus out of my female friends, it seems like gangs of young people are taking over this town. Who ya gonna call.............[/p][/quote]GHOST BUSTERS! I mean SCUM BUSTERS! Mike_the_car_driver

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