A gang beat and robbed a man on Brighton seafront – near the Palace Pier – at the weekend.
Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a 29-year-old man was robbed along King’s Road, Brighton, on Sunday (16 August).
“The victim was sitting on steps just west of Brighton Pier between 3.50am and 4.15am when he was approached by a group of men who stole his watch and then assaulted him.
“The group made off as police arrived. Two were detained but others are still outstanding.”
Detective Constable Sarah Hutton said: “The victim was badly beaten in the incident and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about those involved.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email email@example.com or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A 21-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault. He was questioned and released on bail until Monday 12 October.
A 21-year-old man, from London, was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He was questioned and released on bail until Friday 16 October.