Homeless man assaulted

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A SEAFORD man was arrested on suspicion of assault after a vulnerable homeless man was attacked.

The incident happened at around 3am on Friday November 11 in East Street, Brighton.

Police received reports that a group of five men walked past the homeless man in his mid 40s while he was sleeping by the taxi rank.

One of them allegedly threw a bin bag of rubbish over him while another shouted abuse. Police said the victim got up and asked what had happened, but was then kicked in the shoulder and punched in the face several times.

Officers say the suspects then ran away from police. Two men were arrested nearby on suspicion of the assault.

PC Dave Elliott said: “Fortunately the victim sustained only minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment, but he is obviously shaken up as result of this very unpleasant incident.”

If you can help call police on 101 quoting serial 0113 of 11/11.

Two men, aged 18, from Rodmell and Seaford, were later released on police bail until December 7 while enquiries continue, with a condition not to enter Brighton or Hove.