Witness appeal after man ‘glassed in the face’ in Brighton

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Police are investigating after a man who was dancing in a city centre street was attacked with a glass bottle.

The 36-year-old victim was dancing on a bollard in the middle of a crowd of people in New Road, who were listening to a busker playing music at about 12.30am on Sunday, March 19.

Police said as he got off the bollard, a man came up to him and struck him across the face with a glass bottle causing a deep cut across his forehead.

A suspect was arrested nearby on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm, police said, but he then allegedly assaulted an officer and was further arrested on suspicion of assault.

Detective Constable Leon Howe said: “There were lots of people around listening to the music so we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault.”

If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, please report by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 26 of 19/03.

Jack Lindsay, 21, of Milton Road, Portsmouth, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and assault on March 19, Sussex Police said.

He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on March 20 and was remanded to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 19.