Man fighting for his life after Brighton fight

Posted On 10 Aug 2014 at 11:04 am
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A man almost died after being seriously injured in the neck during a street fight in Brighton city centre this morning.

North Street crimescene. Picture by Rebecca Bunker

North Street crimescene. Picture by Rebecca Bunker

The 22-year-old man’s life was saved by police officers who administered first aid to him as he lay in the road at the bottom of North Street.

Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the fight in which he was injured – officers do not yet know what weapon was used.

The attack happened just before 5am this morning. There were a number of altercations in Castle Square outside the Be At One bar, elements of which moved to outside the NatWest bank. It was during one of these that the man was injured.

Picture by Jake Hills

Picture by Jake Hills

Detective Inspector Lee Horner said: “We believe this man had been out for the night and got involved in a disturbance at the bottom of North Street. He has then suffered a serious wound to his neck, lost a lot of blood and has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in a life threatening condition. At this stage we don’t know the weapon used.”

“We believe the suspect was with a group involved in the broader disturbance and was wearing a black hoody.”

“It was a busy time of night in Brighton as people left bars and clubs and this happened opposite a taxi rank. We are appealing to anyone who was out last night and saw the fight taking place or was at the taxi rank at the time to please talk to us. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 332 of 10/8.”

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