Brighton city centre cordon after man found unconscious this morning

Posted On 23 Jan 2016 at 10:56 am

A police cordon has been put in place on one of Brighton’s busiest roads this morning after a man was found unconscious there.

Emergency services were called at 7.10am after the man was discovered in North Street, at the junction with Meeting House Lane. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A large police cordon is in place on a section of the pavement by North Street and is likely to remain in place for sometime. The road itself remains open to traffic.

Detective Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell said: “We would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have seen what happened.

“I would like to thank anyone affected by the cordon for their patience whilst our investigation continues, our Crime Scene Examiners will be working to re-open the footpath as soon as possible.”

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

A 43-year-old woman from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in police custody.

Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 317 of 23/01.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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