Teenagers’ video footage may prove key in Brighton assault investigation


Police are appealing for anyone with any footage of a serious assault in Brighton which left a man critically injured.

The victim remains in a serious but stable condition at Royal Sussex County Hospital following the incident in Ann Street at about 5.25pm on Friday (December 23).

The 49-year-old, from Brighton, was involved in a verbal dispute with another man at Aldi, in London Road, shortly before the assault occurred.

A number of witnesses have already come forward, however police are keen to obtain anyone who has any footage of the attack.

Detective Inspector Duncan Elliot said: “This assault resulted in the 49-year-old victim being in a serious condition in hospital for the last seven days, and we’d like to hear from anyone who can assist with our enquiries.

“In particular, we would like to speak to two teenage girls, aged about 17 or 18, who are believed to have recorded the incident on their phones. One of the girls is believed to have long blonde hair and the other is believed to have been wearing checked trousers, and they were seen to walk up Ann Street towards Sainsbury’s following the incident.

“Their footage could prove key in our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online quoting Operation Flamingo.

A 33-year-old man from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm without intent, has been bailed until 5 March pending further enquiries.