Police seek suspect after vandalism at Brighton cinema

Sussex Police want to hear from anyone who may know this man.
Sussex Police want to hear from anyone who may know this man.

A Brighton cinema has been left with a £1,500 repair bill after a man allegedly smashed the screen of an automated ticket machine, police say.

Officers are asking for the public's help to identify the man after he smashed the screen in the Odeon cinema in West Street at around 6pm on Monday (May 8).

On his way out of the cinema the suspect also pushed open the fire exit door so hard that he broke the hinges, police said.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The careless attitude of this individual has caused considerable damage and police are asking for the public to speak up if they recognise him from the CCTV image.

"Anyone with information can report online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or contact police on 101 quoting serial 1300 of 08/05. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or call 0800 555 111."