Three arrested for attempted murder in Brighton

Posted On 17 Jul 2011 at 1:29 pm

Two women and a man have been arrested after a man was left with serious head and chest injuries in an incident in Brighton yesterday afternoon (Saturday 16 July).

He is believed to have been run over by a green four-wheel drive car in The Causeway, Brighton, at about 3.30pm.

The victim, a 33-year-old Brighton man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where his condition was described as serious but stable.

The incident followed a dispute between two groups of people who Sussex Police said were thought to be known to each other.

Two Brighton women – a 26-year-old and a 29-year-old – were arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of attempted murder.

They remain in custody this morning (Sunday 17 July).

A 55-year-old Brighton man, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at the same time as the women, is receiving treatment at hospital for minor injuries.

Sussex Police said he remained under guard at the Royal Sussex County Hospital this morning as detectives investigated how he received his injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick May, of the Major Crime Branch, said: “This appears to be a case in which a personal dispute between two groups of people has got out of hand.

“We believe these people are all known to each other and no other members of the public were involved at any point.

“We have three people in custody and at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

“Detectives from Sussex Police’s Major Crime Branch are in the early stages of investigating this incident and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident take place in The Causeway yesterday afternoon.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a green 4×4 vehicle being driven in The Causeway yesterday afternoon.”

The Causeway was closed while forensic searches took place and has since been reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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