Police are appealing for witnesses to a vicious assault on a 23-year-old man from Polegate who was attacked in the early hours of April 1 in Langney Road.
The victim had been enjoying a night out with friends at Cameo nightclub and was walking home when he was surrounded by a gang of men outside the Curzon Cinema and attacked.
Police found the victim unconscious with serious facial injuries and he was rushed to hospital for treatment.
Response Investigator Tracy Keane said, “The victim is recovering from his ordeal. The attack was unprovoked and the consequences could have been far more serious, I urge anyone with any information to come forward.”
A 25-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and bailed until May 27. A 19-year-old man, also from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and bailed until April 29.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org serial 0119 of 1/4. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.