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Police Appeal For March Witnesses


Police are appealing to anyone who saw two police officers assaulted in Brighton on Sunday 27 April during the March For England and counter protest.

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At 2.30pm  about 150 people, mostly dressed in black, were at the top of Queens Road and Surrey Street outside the Railway Bell pub, surrounded two women police officers.

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Detective Chief Inspector Carwyn Hughes said: “These two uniformed police officers were wearing distinctive blue tabards., and the counter protesters deliberately knocked the officers to the ground and threw beer at them. These people acted in an extremely intimidating manner and although the officers weren’t physically hurt, they were both very shaken.

Women knocked to the ground and beer thrown at them

“We have witnesses who say there was a woman in the crowd, who was very upset about the way the officers were treated, and I would appeal directly to her to speak to us to help us with our investigation. She was wearing a colourful dress and scarf. We know there were a lot of people in the area who would have seen what was going on, but not directly involved, and we urge them to get in touch.

“Please get in touch on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 1103 of 27/4.”

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