A POLICE officer suffered a slight concussion and bruising after losing consciousness with a glass bottle.
About 200 people gathered in Hove Lawns and Brunswick Square on Saturday as officers responded to reports of anti-social behavior.
As the police tried to disperse the group, a policeman, who was punched in the face with a glass bottle, fell and banged his head against a police car, knocking him unconscious.
She was left with a slight concussion and bruising.
Four arrests were made before the force announced that a section 34 dispersal order was in place at Hove Lawns.
Three people have since been released under investigation, but Jacob Ross, 26, of Church Road, Hove, has been charged with two counts of assaulting a rescuer, possession of a knife in public and possession of cannabis.
He was released on unconditional bail to appear in Brighton Magistrates’ Court in July.
Chief Inspector Nick Dias said: “We are actively seeking to identify the person responsible for this deplorable crime, which could have caused serious injuries.
“Our goal is to engage with people where there are problems, especially where there are young people vulnerable to alcohol and disorders. But where people are messy and violent, we will be robust in our approach.
“We will be on high visibility patrol and wherever we find young alcoholics, we will intervene in the interest of their well-being.
“We want people to act responsibly and stay safe.”
The other three released under investigation:
- A 16-year-old girl from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using threatening or abusive words or behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, has been released under investigation pending removal to the juvenile delinquency team.
- A 53-year-old man from Hove, arrested on suspicion of a brawl, has been released under investigation pending further investigation.
- A 15 year old boy from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, violating a Section 35 order excluding a person from an area and using language or threatening or offensive behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, a was released under investigation pending his referral to the juvenile delinquency team.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-07 16:14:44