POLICE have urged people to be vigilant against homophobia after a second violent attack in less than a week.

Postman Aaron Woods was left with a broken jaw after being attacked outside Legends nightclub in Marine Parade, Brighton at 5am on Sunday.

His ordeal follows the assaults against Dain Louis and James Loxton on the opposite side of the Aquarium roundabout at around the same time on the Bank Holiday Monday just six days earlier.

Aaron and friend Katie Ripley were outside Legends when two young men approached the door staff to say they had been insulted by a man hurling homophobic insults and videoing them from outside the club.

Aaron - who has very little recollection of the attack - was knocked unconscious as he tried to defend the men.

Speaking the The Argus from the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he was still being treated for his injuries Aaron said: "My memory is pretty hazy but apparently I stepped in to help out these two young gay guys and he hit me. I went down and the next thing I knew I was in hospital covered in blood.

“It was a very heavy blow.

"I haven't been able to sleep since the attack. I cant relax. I am absolutely terrified. I'm usually a very trusting person but this is scary.

"You dont expect this anywhere in this country, let alone Brighton.

I thought it was a very tolerant place.

“I’m never coming to Brighton on a night out again.”

Aaron's friend Katie, 21, also from Eastbourne ran after his attack along with a doorman from Legends who managed to catch him until police arrived.

A 21-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assault and GBH with intent. He has been bailed until June 13.

Sussex Police said they were not linking the two crimes but said they were "concerned" and "alarmed" and urged members of the public to be vigilant against homophobia and report hate crimes.

Sergeant Peter Allan, the force’s hate crime officer said: “I am saddened to hear of the homophobic assaults in Brighton over the last two weekends."