COUNTY NEWS: Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan attacked in Sussex

A former X Factor contestant was attacked and bitten after a gig in Sussex in the early hours of Friday morning (March 17).

The injuries sustained after the attack. Picture: lspraggan/Instagram SUS-170319-101834001
The injuries sustained after the attack. Picture: lspraggan/Instagram SUS-170319-101834001

Lucy Spraggan was with her wife and guitarist when she was assaulted by two women in the street just before 3am outside a bar in Middle Street, Brighton.

The singer-songwriter, who is from Sheffield, appeared on the X Factor in 2012.

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She shared pictures of the aftermath of the attack on Instagram.

Lucy posted an initial picture holding a clump of her hair.

Her face was also left covered in bruises and cuts.

Posting on Instagram on Friday, she said: “Was attacked tonight after the show in Brighton, along with my guitarist and wife.

“Sussex Police have been amazing and are pursuing a charge.”

A statement from Sussex Police said: “Shortly before 3am on Friday police were called to Middle Street, Brighton, following reports that a 25-year-old woman had been attacked in a karaoke bar.

“A 26-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman, both from London, have been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and both have been bailed to Saturday, April 15 pending further enquiries.”

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