Sussex

Dog attack on Brighton beach leaves man seriously hurt

Royal Sussex County Hospital
Image caption The man, aged in his 30s, is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

A man in his 30s is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering multiple bite wounds in an attack by two dogs on Brighton beach.

Armed police attended the scene, near Brighton Pier, at 06:15 BST because of the "aggressive behaviour" of the dogs.

A police officer bitten on his leg and hand was also treated in hospital.

A 40-year-old man from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a dog dangerously out of control.

He is also being held on suspicion of the possession of a bladed article and possession of class A drugs.

'Very nasty attack'

The injured man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment. Sussex Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

The two dogs involved in the incident are being looked after by police.

Insp Ian Still, of Sussex Police, who appealed to witnesses to come forward, said: "This appears to be a very nasty attack by two dogs on a man.

"I am particularly appealing for a man who was talking to council workers at the scene to contact us as we believe he may have seen how the attack started.

"We believe that these two men knew each other and we would also like to hear from anyone who may have known what they were doing on the beach."

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