Brighton street attack victim has brain operation

A man has had an operation for a blood clot on the brain after a vicious attack in a Brighton street.

The 29-year-old, from Hove, was set upon outside the American Apparel and Purple Heart stores in North Street on Sunday morning.

Police say he suffered head and face injuries, including a broken cheekbone, in the attack at about 06:00 BST.

Two men from Brighton and a third from Lewes have been bailed on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Det Con Ed Smith, of Sussex Police, said: "This was a vicious assault and we want to establish exactly what happened, including during the time running up to it."

A force spokesman added: "It is possible that something occurred between these people earlier on that morning, so if anyone out there can help us, we would like to hear from them."

He said the victim's injuries had been potentially life-threatening, but his condition was now improving after treatment at Hurstwood Park neurological centre in Haywards Heath.

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