Two men from Goring and Lancing have been admitted to a specialist neurological centre after unrelated incidents in Brighton on Thursday night and Friday morning (December 27/28).
In the first incident, police were called to a report of a man being assaulted at around 11.15pm in London Road.
The caller reported that the victim, a 20 year-old man from Goring, had been punched in the face by one of a group of six or seven people and the offender, wearing a white jumper, had run off towards St Peter’s Church.
The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment to a small cut, but was later transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital at Haywards Heath with a suspected brain haemorrhage. He is expected to make a full recovery.
It is not clear whether he received the injuries as a result of the assualt.
Police would like to talk to anyone who witnessed it or has any other information relating to it. Call 101 quoting serial 1584 of 27/12.
In a second incident, a 20 year-old man from Lancing was admitted to hospital at 4.35am with a serious head injury.
He was picked up by an ambulance outside the Lola Lo Club in East Street after an incident at 3.30am and taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
He had walked away from the scene but paramedics were called after he started experiencing head pain.
He was diagnosed with an extensive inter-cranial bleed and rushed to the same hospital in Haywards Heath where his condition is described as life-threatening.
It is not clear how he received the injury.
Police are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident and in particular, the exact nature and location of the initial incident.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Elliott said: “There is nothing to suggest that these incidents are linked in any way, other than that two men find themselves with serious head injuries at Hurstwood Park. However, we have not ruled out the possibility that either of the men may have been the victim of an assault and it is very important that we speak to anyone who could help us discover the truth.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 189 of 28/12.