Urgent appeal after women aggressively confronted by two youths in Brighton

Sussex Police have issued an appeal for information after three women were confronted by two youths in potentially violent situations in Brighton.

The alleged incidents both took place on Tuesday 12th of February in the city centre at approximately 3pm.

The first incident took place in Regent Hill (near Western Road). A woman's path was blocked by two youths on a black and white moped. Whilst no direct threat is thought to have been made, one of the youths is alleged to have produced a hammer.

The woman was allowed to continue on her way.

The moped was found by Sussex Police some time later and it is believed to have been recently stolen.

The second incident happened around 15 minutes later where two youths, believed to be the same suspects, entered Costa Coffee in an aggressive search for two young women who had sought refuge there.

The youths left and the women were not harmed.

The youths were wearing tracksuits and, whilst on the moped, they were wearing distinctive black and neon yellow crash helmets.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said: "It's vital we speak to the three women involved in these incidents and we'd ask them to get in touch without delay. We'd also welcome calls from anyone who witnessed either of these incidents or who have other relevant information."

If you have any information please contact the police online, or call 101 and quote serial 757 of 12/02. If you wish to report your information anonymously please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers or telephone them on 0800 555 111.