The 25-year-old Brighton woman, who was not taking part in the march or counter protest, had arranged to meet a friend on the seafront and was heading towards the pier at around 1pm on Sunday.
When she got to the exit area of the car park in the front of the Royal Albion Hotel she was unable to continue because of the large crowds. She was standing near two men thought to be participants in the march when something hit her in the face and she crouched to the ground with blood coming from her left eye.Hmmm. Who could have launched such a missile?
Detective Chief Inspector Carwyn Hughes, who is leading the investigations into a number of offences alleged to have occurred during the event, said: “It would appear that this lady has been very unfortunate in having coincidentally been close to two men who seem to have been the targets of the missile thrower. “And the descriptions of those men? Were they brave protesters against the 'far-right' menace, targeted for their brave defence of immigration freedom (as long as someone else pays)?
“She recalls that both the men were shaven-headed and had heavily tattooed arms. “I’d say that’s a ‘No’, then. Wouldn't you?
So, as Ross points out, we know where the blame should fall. But I bet it won't...