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Photos issued in serious assault investigation in Brighton

News   •   Jul 19, 2019 14:49 BST

Police have issued photos of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Brighton that left a woman with serious facial injuries.

At about 9pm on Friday, May 24, the 28-year-old local woman was walking home with a female friend along Selsfield Drive, Brighton, near the junction with Lewes Road when she was cut across her cheek with a knife, causing a serious injury needing specialist surgery.

Her attacker then ran away south down Lewes Road.

Detectives are also renewing their appeal for a car driver who may recall having had a narrow miss with a pedestrian running across the road, while travelling south into Brighton on the A270 Lewes Road near its junction with The Avenue, Moulsecoomb, around that time.

Detective Constable Scott Moore, from Brighton investigations, said: "Our enquiries have led us to believe that the man in the photos may have important information about the incident and we would like to identify him and speak to him.

"We have also established that a man suspected of inflicting grievous bodily harm on the victim narrowly avoided a collision with a southbound vehicle while fleeing the scene.

"He ran west to east across both lanes of the A270 dual carriageway in the direction of The Avenue and although several weeks have now passed since the incident took place, we would still like to talk to the motorist the suspect ran in front of."

Anyone who recognises the man or who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1533 of 24/05.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555 111.

Author: Andy Freeman
Ref: SXP55065/2019

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