Brighton crime rampage suspects sought by Sussex police

A group of "mindless" teenagers went on a crime rampage through the streets of Brighton, prompting a police appeal.

Sussex Police believe the group vandalised cars, smashed shop windows and robbed passers-by during a four-hour spree.

Their crime wave ended when they attacked a man with a glass bottle, stole his car keys and drove off in his vehicle.

The stolen Ford Fiesta was later found in Downash Close.

Det Con Gemma Holley, of Sussex police, said officers were looking for two men and two women, aged between 14 and 20.

She said: "Their actions can only be described as mindless and they need to be caught before they embark on such criminal acts again."


The first incident happened just after 0200 BST on 10 August, when cars were vandalised and shop windows smashed in Kemptown.

An hour later, a 21-year-old man was robbed of his bank card in Chesham Place.

At 0340 BST, a 61-year-old man was attacked with a bottle in Madeira Drive. He needed 13 stitches to a head wound at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The group is then believed to have driven off in his car.

The vehicle was spotted being driven erratically along Whitehawk Road before being abandoned.

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with the incidents has been bailed until 3 September while inquiries continue.

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