Police appeal after group attacked in Brighton city centre

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Police say they are appealing for witnesses to an assault on several men and women, aged 18 to 35, who were attacked in North Street, Brighton on Friday, December 15.

A police statement says that the victims were in the area of Burger King when the assault by a group of young women took place between 0.30am and 1.10am.

Detective Constable Thomas Duffy, investigating, said: “I am keen to speak with anyone who was approached by these women or assaulted while outside or near to Burger King that morning.”

A 21-year-old woman from Hove was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released under investigation.

Also arrested on suspicion of assault and of possessing cannabis was a 28-year-old man of no fixed address. He was released under investigation but then re-arrested as being wanted on recall to prison.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to send details online or phone 101, quoting serial 38 of 15/12. Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.