Two arrested and banned from Sussex following Brighton Asda incident 

Arrests made following antisocial behaviour at Brighton Asda. Image credit: Google Maps.

Two youths have been arrested and restricted from entering Sussex by police investigating antisocial behaviour at an Asda store in Brighton. 

Officers responded to a report of threats made by youths at the shop at Brighton Marina, on the afternoon of June 23. 

Last Friday (August, 16), police from Brighton went to an address in Greenwich, South East London, and arrested a 19-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. 

The 19-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour and dangerous cycling.

Officers said the arrest for grievous bodily harm relates to an incident in Madeira Drive in which a passer by fell and sustained a broken wrist and a broken rib.

Superintendent Julia Pope said: 

“Our efforts to track down this group, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police, led us to make the two arrests on Friday. Further work is continuing to identify other members of the group.

“This type of this intimidating behaviour is unacceptable and we want to make it clear that this will not be tolerated.

“The arrested pair have been released on police bail until September 13 while enquiries are ongoing. We have placed strict bail conditions on both stating they must not enter Sussex during this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online, or by calling 101, quoting serial 924 of 23/06.