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Man assaulted in Crowborough

Two men from Crowborough have been arrested following an assault that took place on Crowborough High Street in the early hours of this morning.

Police believe there are suspects still outstanding and are asking for help from anyone who witnessed the assault or noticed a group of men acting suspiciously in this area.

Two men were sat in a car on the piazza outside Banfield Estate Agents at around 1.20am (Saturday 6th) when they were approached by a group of men.  It is understood that the victim stepped out of the car and was seriously assaulted by the group.

Car cordoned off waiting for a scenes of crime officer to gather forensic evidence.

Chief Inspector Anita Turner said:

The victim has been left, understandably, extremely shaken by what has happened and we are appealing to members of the public to aid our investigation.

Due to the quick phone call from a member of the public to us, we were able to swiftly deploy officers to the scene who arrived a short time later.

An area search was conducted by officers and two people were arrested in connection with the matter.

However we believe there are suspects still outstanding and we would still like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or noticed a group of men acting suspiciously in this area at this time.  Did you?

If so we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

The victim was taken to Pembury Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Two 23-year-old men from Crowborough were both arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.  The pair remain in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are appealing for help from the public to help catch the other suspects.

One suspect was described as white, of slim build, in his early 20’s and with short blonde hair.

Two of the suspects has short black hair, with one having a black eye.

If you have any information on the assault please report information online or by calling 101 quoting reference 94 of 06/04.

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