Appeal for witnesses to Hastings town centre assault
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Police are investigating an assault on a man in Hastings.
The 53-year-old victim was taken to hospital after being found with a head injury in Pelham Street shortly before 9pm on Sunday 10 April.
Enquiries established the man had been assaulted in the early evening on Sunday 10 April in Wellington Place, and detectives are seeking to determine if this incident contributed to his injuries.
A 35-year-old local man known to the victim has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
Detective Inspector Simon Dunn said: "The assault happened in a busy area of Hastings town centre on a Sunday evening, and we believe there were lots of people in the vicinity at that time and therefore a high likelihood that someone would have witnessed the incident.
"We are asking anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any relevant CCTV or dash cam footage from the area, to please get in touch.
"This was an isolated incident involving people known to each other, and we believe there is no threat to the wider community.
"Members of the public can expect to see a continued police presence in the area while our enquiries are ongoing."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Canford. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.