A second homophobic attack has happened in Brighton days after a first assault leaves man fearing for his sight.

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A second attack against a gay man has happened in Brighton just days after another attack on two boyfriends which left one fearing for his sight.

Police in Brighton have confirmed that an arrest has been made in connection to this latest attack but have warned Brighton’s gay community to be vigilant against homophobia in the popular seaside town.


In this latest attack, former model Aaron Woods, 26, was left unconscious and with a broken jaw when he tried to defend two men who said they were being homophobically abused by a man.

When Mr Wood tried to intervene he says he was knocked to the floor – and doesn’t remember what happened next.

The alleged attack happened outside the Legends nightclub on Brighton’s seafront. Speaking to The Argus, Mr Woods said,

“My memory is pretty hazy but apparently I stepped in to help out these two young gay guys and he hit me. I went down and the next thing I knew I was in hospital covered in blood.

“It was a very heavy blow.

“I haven’t been able to sleep since the attack. I cant relax. I am absolutely terrified. I’m usually a very trusting person but this is scary.”


Mr. Woods, who is from Eastbourne, went on to say that he would never return to Brighton.

Mr Wood’s friend Katie Ripley along with a Legend’s doorman apprehended the the 21-year-old suspect from London. He has been charged with GBH with intent.

The suspect has been bailed until the 13th June.


Six days previously, Dain Louis and James Loxton were both attacked very close to this latest incident, however police are not linking the two attacks.

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