Man left with ‘life-changing injuries’ after assault in Crowborough

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Crowborough on Friday (8th October) in which a man suffered serious facial injuries.

The victim, a 39-year-old local man, reported leaving a convenience store in Crowborough Hill at around 7.15pm when he was approached by a man near Jarvis Brook Social Club.

He was then subjected to a sustained assault, suffering multiple facial fractures including a potentially life-changing eye injury.

Following a swift investigation, a 26-year-old man from Crowborough was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Anybody who witnessed the assault, including members of the public understood to have filmed it on their mobile phones, is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1002 of 09/10.

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