Police believe taxi driver could hold vital clues in Brighton neck slashing

Police at the scene of Sunday's attack. Picture: Jake Hills

Police at the scene of Sunday's attack. Picture: Jake Hills

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A MAN who slashed his victim across the neck during a street fight flagged down a taxi to get away, police said.

Officers are now searching for a taxi driver who drove a man to Worthing after a brawl which left a 22-year-old fighting for his life in Castle Square, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday.

The attack, reported in The Argus on Monday, happened after a series of confrontations near the Be At One Bar, leading to the man having his neck slashed outside the Natwest bank at 5am.

Police officers were covered in blood as they fought to save the Hungarian man’s life opposite a taxi rank before he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

At the same time, it is thought the suspect got into a Brighton and Hove green-and-white taxi after the attack and headed for Worthing.

He is described as black, 22 to 26, and was wearing a dark hooded top and jeans at the time.

Forensic teams scoured the scene of the slashing and took away bins to check for evidence.

However, a weapon has yet to be discovered and it is unknown what kind of weapon was used.

Sussex Police said the victim is still in hospital but is now in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood, of Sussex Police, said: “From our inquiries we believe the man travelled to Durrington or Lower Salvington in Worthing between 5am and 6am.

“We need to speak to the taxi driver who took him there. He may have vital information that could help us track the suspect down.

“If you were working in the early hours of Sunday and took a fare to Worthing, please contact us.”

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who was in Castle Square when the attack happened and who saw the incident or what happened in the minutes before or after.

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Bunker, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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8:14am Wed 13 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

I imagine the weapon in question is a knife considering the victim was slashed (!)
I imagine the weapon in question is a knife considering the victim was slashed (!) Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -10

8:33am Wed 13 Aug 14

albion seagull says...

The police want to look at the CCTV near the Pav tav there was all different groups around at about 5:05 am outside there.
The police want to look at the CCTV near the Pav tav there was all different groups around at about 5:05 am outside there. albion seagull
  • Score: 4

9:14am Wed 13 Aug 14

Honda driver says...

Youlikemyjugs wrote:
I imagine the weapon in question is a knife considering the victim was slashed (!)
It could have been a broken bottle, a Stanley knife, a razor blade. It is always unsafe to assume anything.
[quote][p][bold]Youlikemyjugs[/bold] wrote: I imagine the weapon in question is a knife considering the victim was slashed (!)[/p][/quote]It could have been a broken bottle, a Stanley knife, a razor blade. It is always unsafe to assume anything. Honda driver
  • Score: 14

9:35am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier? stevo!!
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

Andy R says...

stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions. Andy R
  • Score: 11

9:58am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
A question asking for relevant information cannot be 'pointless'.

The same goes for when a question is asked to make a point.

I find it difficult to believe that none of the original witnesses noticed the attacker's race.

The information might have been withheld by The Argus, and might have been released now once the police realised that it hadn't been disclosed. The Argus is very touchy about race, I've noticed.

Oh, and the Sussex cricketer story has more posts for you to read.....that is unless you're avoiding it ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.[/p][/quote]A question asking for relevant information cannot be 'pointless'. The same goes for when a question is asked to make a point. I find it difficult to believe that none of the original witnesses noticed the attacker's race. The information might have been withheld by The Argus, and might have been released now once the police realised that it hadn't been disclosed. The Argus is very touchy about race, I've noticed. Oh, and the Sussex cricketer story has more posts for you to read.....that is unless you're avoiding it ;-) stevo!!
  • Score: 0

10:12am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

" Police officers were covered in blood as they fought to save the Hungarian man’s life opposite a taxi rank before he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. At the same time, it is thought the suspect got into a Brighton and Hove green-and-white taxi "

'At the same time'.

How was that possible??

The police arrived at the scene whilst the attacker was still there. Instead of legging it into the crowd, he walked over to the rank where he was the only one in the queue and was calmly driven away.
" Police officers were covered in blood as they fought to save the Hungarian man’s life opposite a taxi rank before he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. At the same time, it is thought the suspect got into a Brighton and Hove green-and-white taxi " 'At the same time'. How was that possible?? The police arrived at the scene whilst the attacker was still there. Instead of legging it into the crowd, he walked over to the rank where he was the only one in the queue and was calmly driven away. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

10:30am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ambo Guy says...

albion seagull wrote:
The police want to look at the CCTV near the Pav tav there was all different groups around at about 5:05 am outside there.
Always trouble near the Pav Tav.
[quote][p][bold]albion seagull[/bold] wrote: The police want to look at the CCTV near the Pav tav there was all different groups around at about 5:05 am outside there.[/p][/quote]Always trouble near the Pav Tav. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 29

10:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them.

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ur-life

Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.
Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them. http://lifehacker.co m/5854053/how-to-sto p-caring-about-troll s-and-get-on-with-yo ur-life Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 50

11:03am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Gaz Scott wrote:
Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them.

http://lifehacker.co

m/5854053/how-to-sto

p-caring-about-troll

s-and-get-on-with-yo

ur-life

Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.
Who is stopping you posting on this page?

No-one.

So basically it's your inability to discuss topics which is your problem.

I shall continue to post as and when I choose.

You're welcome.
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them. http://lifehacker.co m/5854053/how-to-sto p-caring-about-troll s-and-get-on-with-yo ur-life Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.[/p][/quote]Who is stopping you posting on this page? No-one. So basically it's your inability to discuss topics which is your problem. I shall continue to post as and when I choose. You're welcome. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

11:59am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread:

" All Indians are child rapists...."

This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism.

http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11398682.
Sussex_cricket_star_
to_challenge_teen_se
x_conviction/
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.[/p][/quote]Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread: " All Indians are child rapists...." This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11398682. Sussex_cricket_star_ to_challenge_teen_se x_conviction/ stevo!!
  • Score: -1

12:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Andy R says...

stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread:

" All Indians are child rapists...."

This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism.

http://www.theargus.

co.uk/news/11398682.

Sussex_cricket_star_

to_challenge_teen_se

x_conviction/
How pathetic.

If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.[/p][/quote]Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread: " All Indians are child rapists...." This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11398682. Sussex_cricket_star_ to_challenge_teen_se x_conviction/[/p][/quote]How pathetic. If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling. Andy R
  • Score: 9

12:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread:

" All Indians are child rapists...."

This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism.

http://www.theargus.


co.uk/news/11398682.


Sussex_cricket_star_


to_challenge_teen_se


x_conviction/
How pathetic.

If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling.
Only one person made that claim, Andy.........you!
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.[/p][/quote]Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread: " All Indians are child rapists...." This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11398682. Sussex_cricket_star_ to_challenge_teen_se x_conviction/[/p][/quote]How pathetic. If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling.[/p][/quote]Only one person made that claim, Andy.........you! stevo!!
  • Score: -6

12:44pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bob George says...

Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness.
Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness. Bob George
  • Score: 20

2:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Roundbill says...

Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting on this site just after Eugenius Kitcat stopped?
Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting on this site just after Eugenius Kitcat stopped? Roundbill
  • Score: 17

2:50pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Andy R says...

Bob George wrote:
Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness.
Yes....apologies...i
t's a fair point. I allowed myself to get totally distracted. Time to take Gaz Scott's advice.
[quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness.[/p][/quote]Yes....apologies...i t's a fair point. I allowed myself to get totally distracted. Time to take Gaz Scott's advice. Andy R
  • Score: 10

2:54pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Roundbill wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting on this site just after Eugenius Kitcat stopped?
I must have frightened him off, lol.....I destroyed his posts so often the guy must have taken his bat home.
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting on this site just after Eugenius Kitcat stopped?[/p][/quote]I must have frightened him off, lol.....I destroyed his posts so often the guy must have taken his bat home. stevo!!
  • Score: -8

2:54pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
Bob George wrote:
Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness.
Yes....apologies...i

t's a fair point. I allowed myself to get totally distracted. Time to take Gaz Scott's advice.
You were exposed as a racist, Andy......be prepared to be reminded of that whenever I see your posts.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: Oh for f##ks sake put your handbags down., there's a man's life in the middle of your patheticness.[/p][/quote]Yes....apologies...i t's a fair point. I allowed myself to get totally distracted. Time to take Gaz Scott's advice.[/p][/quote]You were exposed as a racist, Andy......be prepared to be reminded of that whenever I see your posts. stevo!!
  • Score: -13

7:45am Thu 14 Aug 14

Csihu88 says...

I came from Hungary, i living in Brighton since 3 years. My opinon Brighton is turist town and very safe town! I never ever had any fight when i went out with my misses! But im 36 and i have lots of British, spanish, polish friends. Just 1 think about this situation, if you come in to Brighton, doesn't matter u are drunk or u use drugs u should not fighting! Otherwise u can find yourself like this. In Brighton has a lot of crazy people at night... Why u should showing that u are the strongest??? That's does not work....
I came from Hungary, i living in Brighton since 3 years. My opinon Brighton is turist town and very safe town! I never ever had any fight when i went out with my misses! But im 36 and i have lots of British, spanish, polish friends. Just 1 think about this situation, if you come in to Brighton, doesn't matter u are drunk or u use drugs u should not fighting! Otherwise u can find yourself like this. In Brighton has a lot of crazy people at night... Why u should showing that u are the strongest??? That's does not work.... Csihu88
  • Score: 0

10:06am Thu 14 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination?

And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?
We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them?

The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off.....

Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.
Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread:

" All Indians are child rapists...."

This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism.

http://www.theargus.



co.uk/news/11398682.



Sussex_cricket_star_



to_challenge_teen_se



x_conviction/
How pathetic.

If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling.
Only one person made that claim, Andy.........you!
No bell end he was trying to pin you down on your previous comment and as always you worm your way around it, trying to be clever.

You are a blatant troll who needs to get a job and stop sponging off the state, spending all day winding people up to try and make up for the fact you are and always have been dislike by the majority of people in your life.

Guarantee you were the kid that was never picked for school football team, and still holds a resentment for being the ugly kid everyone bullied.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: How on Earth can the police be so sure of the destination? And how come details of the guy's race weren't provided earlier?[/p][/quote]We don't know Stevo; why don't you ask them? The smallest bit of lateral thinking might lead to consideration of all sorts of possibilities - the victim has been able to provide more info, another witness has come forward. But hey....it's you...so all bets are off..... Presumably you've got no information to offer....just pointless questions.[/p][/quote]Here's a reminder of what Andy R wrote on another thread: " All Indians are child rapists...." This is the same person who falsely accuses others of racism. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11398682. Sussex_cricket_star_ to_challenge_teen_se x_conviction/[/p][/quote]How pathetic. If people are bothered to look, the context is going to be painfully obvious. You're now patently trolling.[/p][/quote]Only one person made that claim, Andy.........you![/p][/quote]No bell end he was trying to pin you down on your previous comment and as always you worm your way around it, trying to be clever. You are a blatant troll who needs to get a job and stop sponging off the state, spending all day winding people up to try and make up for the fact you are and always have been dislike by the majority of people in your life. Guarantee you were the kid that was never picked for school football team, and still holds a resentment for being the ugly kid everyone bullied. Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Gaz Scott wrote:
Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them.

http://lifehacker.co

m/5854053/how-to-sto

p-caring-about-troll

s-and-get-on-with-yo

ur-life

Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.
Please see above.
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them. http://lifehacker.co m/5854053/how-to-sto p-caring-about-troll s-and-get-on-with-yo ur-life Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.[/p][/quote]Please see above. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Gaz Scott wrote:
Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them.

http://lifehacker.co

m/5854053/how-to-sto

p-caring-about-troll

s-and-get-on-with-yo

ur-life

Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.
Please see above folks.
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: Can we please all stop replying to Stevo or giving him any attention at all - including likes or dislikes. The other thread where he's clearly revelling in the amount of Thumbs Down he's received show him for being nothing more than a troll who just posts to get a reaction from people. Why do you all think he's on here so often? Here's a bit more info on forum trolls and how to deal with them. http://lifehacker.co m/5854053/how-to-sto p-caring-about-troll s-and-get-on-with-yo ur-life Please let's stop the trolls and turn this back into the local news forum I used to post on years ago before the trolls took over.[/p][/quote]Please see above folks. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Thu 14 Aug 14

localboy78 says...

Can someone please tell me where this imaginary place called 'Brighton City Centre' is? Last time I looked Brighton was a town and therefore it can't possibly have a city centre? Or am I missing something....
Can someone please tell me where this imaginary place called 'Brighton City Centre' is? Last time I looked Brighton was a town and therefore it can't possibly have a city centre? Or am I missing something.... localboy78
  • Score: 0

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