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University of Sussex student racially assaulted by two teenage boys in Brighton

The 20 year old Sussex student was attacked on North Street in 2017.

A man from Burgess Hill has been jailed for his racially motivated attack against a South Korean University of Sussex student in October 2017.

The 19 year old attacker, Louis Barrett, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court and jailed for 21 months.

Sussex Police stated that another teenager Bradley Garrett, who was 15 at the time, was given a 24 month suspended prison sentence.

The victim was a 20 year old Sussex student entered North Road with his friend at around 10:30pm on October 15th 2017.

Barrett entered North Street and was aggressive when trying to provoke a fight with the victim, Garrett then joined and swung a champagne bottle into the victims face.

The victims friend, also from the University of Sussex, said that the bottle did not break which resulted in facial bruising, one tooth being broken and another ten teeth coming loose.

A police spokesman said: "Following extensive enquiries, aided by media coverage, officers were able to arrest the two offenders 16 days later".

Detective Inspector Simon Morgan stated: "We treated this as a hate crime as it became clear the victim was targeted due to his ethnicity."

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North Street, Brighton

A spokesperson from the University of Sussex stated: "This was a horrible incident for our student that shocked our whole community." They went on further and said "We are heartened by the many messages and gestures of support from fellow students, university staff and from people right across the city."