Man suffers serious head injuries in road rage attack in Brighton

Posted On 22 Apr 2018 at 12:01 pm

A man suffered serious head injuries in a road rage attack in Brighton last night (Saturday 21 April), Sussex Police said.

Two men were arrested after the incident in London Road and police urged any witnesses to come forward.

The force said: “Officers were called to London Road around 7.50pm following an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles.

“One of the men exited his vehicle and approached the second car and both a verbal and physical altercation occurred.

“A 37-year-old man from London was hit in the head with, what was believed to be, a steering wheel lock.

“He suffered serious but not life-threatening or changing head injuries and was taken to hospital.”

Detective Sergeant Donna Ward said: “This was an isolated incident between two vehicles.

“The two cars were involved in a road rage incident and this has subsequently lead to a physical altercation.

“We believe there was a bus going past the two vehicles at the time of the incident.

“We are appealing for anyone on that bus or members of the public walking past to come forward with any information they may have.”

A 39-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

A 37-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of affray.

Both men remain in custody and the investigation is continuing.

Sussex Police added: “To report information please go online or call 101 quoting reference 1193 of 21/04.”

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