Man attacked in Brighton gay cruising area

A man was walking through a gay cruising area of Brighton when he was kicked to the ground in a homophobic attack involving a gang of youths.

The 51-year-old was approached by three teenagers near Dukes Mound at 0130 BST on Friday.

One of the youths kicked the victim, causing him to fall to the ground and break his arm.

Sussex police are treating the attack as being motivated by homophobia, but stressed it was an "isolated assault".

Officers have appealed for a passer-by who helped the victim to come forward.

All three suspects were in their mid to late teens and were wearing dark jeans and hooded tops.

The attacker spoke with an Irish accent. Following the assault, the youths ran off towards Brighton Marina.

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