A POLICE officer was taken to hospital after being assaulted as he dispersed a large group of people on Hove Lawns.
Officers were called this evening to report anti-social behavior involving a large group of people on the waterfront.
The officer was assaulted, police said, and a man was arrested.
The officer and another member of the public were taken to hospital for treatment.
A Sussex Police spokesperson said: ‘Any assault on an emergency service worker is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“We will respond to – and take action against – any reports of disturbance or disorder in the city.”
A section 34 dispersal order has now been put in place at Hove Lawns.
This means that anyone ordered by the police to leave the area must do so.
It is a criminal offense not to leave and you can be arrested.
The spokesperson added: “In the meantime, we will maintain a police presence in the area to reassure the community and seek to identify any other offenses committed.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding. Your security is our priority.
Brighton and Hove Division Commander, Chief Superintendent Nick May, added: ‘Such anti-social and in some cases criminal behavior is not acceptable to the residents of Brighton and Hove, nor to the Sussex Police.
“Your local police who seek to keep the peace and keep people safe. ”
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This notice was published: 2021-06-05 22:07:13