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Three men arrested for assault and affray – Brighton and Hove News

Three men arrested for assault and affray – Brighton and Hove News

Three men have been arrested following a fight in which a man suffered stab wounds in Hove.

The three men were charged with attempted murder and false imprisonment, but jurors were instructed to find them not guilty of those crimes.

But they were convicted of a string of other offences by a jury after Michael Bell, 63, was attacked in Brunswick Place, Hove, last November.

Two of them were convicted of stealing £150 in cash and a mobile phone from Mr Bell.

Fabian Kelly-Riley, 23, of no fixed address, was jailed for six years and three months for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH).

He was sentenced by Judge Jeremy Gold at Hove Crown Court on Friday (July 5). A charge of robbery was ordered to be added to the record.

Daniel Galla
Gianni Hippooite
Fabian Kelly-Riley

Daniel Gall, 26, from Wiltshire, was jailed by the same judge at Brighton Crown Court at a previous hearing for 21 months – 18 months for affray and three months for theft.

Gianni Hippooite, 22, of Brent, north London, was also jailed by Judge Gold at the same hearing earlier for 21 months – 15 months for affray, three months for robbery and three months for drink driving.

Hippoite was banned from driving for 16 months.

After the three men were arrested in the Kemp Town area of ​​Brighton last November, Detective Inspector Ian Lucas said: “We are pleased to have been able to charge three men in relation to this violent crime.

“Thankfully, the victim is now in a stable condition in hospital after receiving life-saving treatment.

“We would like to thank members of the public who have helped us with our enquiries so far and those who assisted the victim at the scene.

“If you have any information relating to this case you can make a report online or call us on 101 quoting Op Greenham.”