Teenage boy injured in street robbery

A teenage boy was attacked and suffered facial fractures after a robbery in Hove. 

The attack took place on 22 June between the hours of 02:30 and 03:00 at the junction of Sackville Road, Hove Street, Church Road and New Church Road. 

The boy suffered a broken eye socket and a fractured cheekbone. The suspects also took a small quantity of cash from another boy and left the scene going along Hove Street. 

The suspects are described as white, in their early twenties. One of the males was about 1.8m (6ft), skinny build with short dark hair. He was wearing an orange/ red coat with blue at the bottom. The other male was 1.52m (5' 10"), chubby with very short hair and wore a grey tracksuit with a hoody. 

Police are appealing for any witnesses of the assault to come forward. Detective Constable Darram Newman said, "If you saw this pair that night, or if you know who they might be, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 180 of 23/06. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111"