Sussex

Two men sleeping on Brighton beach attacked

Two men were attacked while they slept on Brighton beach, leaving one of the victims with a serious eye injury.

Sussex Police said the pair were subjected to a "nasty and unprovoked" assault by three men in the early hours of Tuesday.

The two victims, both from London and aged 27 and 28, were kicked in the head as they slept near the Fishing Museum.

The 27-year-old is being treated at a specialist eye hospital. The other man suffered cuts and bruising.

Det Sgt Cheryl Lewendon, of Sussex Police, said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked attack which saw one of the victims suffer a serious eye injury.

"There were other people on the beach at the time of the assault and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the attack take place or who can identify the offenders."

The first suspect is described as white, aged 20 to 22-years-old, about 6ft tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a baseball cap and a white and blue striped top.

The second suspect is described as having dark skin, was about 18 to 22-years-old, about 5ft 7in tall and of stocky build.

Sussex Police said they did not have a description of the third offender.

Nothing was stolen from the victims during the attack.

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