Crawley man in coma after high street brawl
A man is in an induced coma after a fight police said involved "possibly a baseball bat and metal bar".
The 22-year-old was in a car when he got into an argument with people in another two cars in Crawley, Sussex, at about 03:00 BST on Saturday.
Police believe two Suzukis and a silver BMW drove into the high street, before several people got out and started fighting outside Lloyds Barbers.
Five people have been arrested and remain in custody, police said.
- A 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, both from Crawley, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.
- A 27-year-old man from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of affray.
- A 23-year-old man from Redhill has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
- A 16-year-old boy from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; drunk and disorderly and assaulting a police officer.
Officers said they believed those involved knew each other.
Det Insp Wendy Burton added: "It is unclear how the victim [became] unconscious but he is in an extremely serious and life-threatening condition and has been placed into an induced coma."
"We believe all those involved are known to each other and this is not a random attack.
"We would urge anyone with information to come forward and help us."