Brighton homeless man's bedding set alight in attack
- 19 April 2013
- From the section Sussex
A homeless man had his bedding set alight during a "nasty attack" near Brighton seafront.
Sussex Police said the 33-year-old was attacked as he slept in Kings Road on Thursday evening.
People from a nearby business spotted the flames and managed to extinguish the fire.
Det Con Paul Clements said: "The victim, who is one of Brighton's rough sleepers, luckily only suffered minor injuries."
He added: "A number of people from local businesses saw the fire and bravely stepped in to help this man and their actions prevented his injuries from being more serious.
"This was a horrible and completely unnecessary attack..."