Youths attack American women and passer-by in Brighton

Two American women have been attacked by a gang of youths who mocked their accents and then also set upon a passer-by who tried to intervene.

The assault, by four boys and two girls aged between 16 and 18, happened in York Place in Brighton on Sunday.

Both women were knocked to the ground and the attackers threatened and spat at them.

The male passer-by tried to help the women but the gang kicked and punched him.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened near the bus stop outside St Peter's Church.

Officers particularly want to speak to the man who intervened, described as bald and in his 40s.

Two 17-year-olds have been arrested in connection with the attack and have been bailed until 6 December.

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