Police have launched an official appeal for witnesses to a crash and brawl in Marine Parade on Saturday night which led to the closure of the road for five hours.
Officers were called at around 8.45pm following reports a silver VW Polo and silver Mazda had collided. It is believed there was then an altercation between a group of men who were thought to be passengers in the vehicles, which resulted in at least one man being assaulted.
The Mazda was driven away but the Polo remained at the scene and the driver had left the scene.
Police closed the road for investigation and recovery work until around 1.45am on Sunday (6 March).
Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: “We have heard a number of different accounts from witnesses about what happened and we are following various lines of enquiry.
“There was a report of an earlier altercation in Middle Street, Brighton which we believe may be linked.
“The man who was assaulted in Marine Parade left the scene and has yet to report anything to us. We would like to hear from him as well as the owner of the silver Polo which we have recovered.
“Anyone who saw something suspicious in the area on Saturday night can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Ashmill.”
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 ( www.crimestoppers-uk.org).
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