Attack outside pub leaves man with broken ankle

A man broke his ankle after a punch knocked him to the ground in a pub car park.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 9:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:50 pm

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which took place at about 11.30pm on Sunday April 16, outside the Prince Albert in Old Town’s High Street.

The victim, a 40-year-old local man, was approached by three men, one of whom punched him in the face. Police say the punch knocked him backwards and he fell, breaking his ankle.

The suspect who threw the punch is described by officers as white, 6’ 4” and stocky. He had short brown hair and was in his 40s. He wore dark trousers and a black bomber jacket which had red stripes on the sleeves.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen those involved are asked to contact Sussex Police online via or call 101 quoting serial 1298 of 16/04.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via or call 0800 555 111.