Police in Sussex have issued a public warning after arresting a Brighton man who intentionally put sexual partners at risk of HIV by sabotaging condoms.

Aged in his twenties and with a Scottish accent, police say the man was sabotaging condoms in the region between October last year and February 2016.

“The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently on police bail,” they said in a statement.

“Police and the Director of Public Health for Brighton and Hove are encouraging men who think they may have had sexual contact with the man described to contact sexual health support services.

“The police are appealing for anyone who thinks they may have had a sexual encounter with this man to come forward so that any relevant information can be investigated.”


Director of Public Health for Brighton and Hove Dr Tom Scanlon said he and his team were currently working alongside Sussex Police.

“We are working closely with the police, Public Health England and our partners in sexual health services on this matter,” he said.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns relating to this individual to contact their local sexual health services.”

Anyone who wishes to report a concern can email [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Brickhill.

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