Brighton murder investigation: Marine Parade re-opens as detectives continue to appeal for information
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Police investigating the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle in Brighton are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
The 20-year-old from Crawley suffered serious head injuries after he and two other men were hit by a car in Marine Parade early on Sunday (1 December). He has now sadly died.
Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation after officers were initially called to a report of a large group of people fighting on the seafront at 5.20am. As they responded, it was reported that three of the group had then been struck by a car.
The two other victims an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, who were also seriously injured, remain in a serious condition in hospital.
Marine Parade which was closed from the Pier roundabout to Camelford Street on Sunday while police carried out extensive enquiries has now re-opened this afternoon (Tuesday 3 December).
A 32-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm has now been released under investigation. A 33-year-old man who was detained on suspicion of attempted murder on Monday morning (2 December) remains in custody.
Chief Inspector Andy Bennett said: "It was neccessary to close the road because it is a large crime scene about a quarter of a mile long which had to be preserved. We have been carrying out complex forensic work, which includes detailed searches, which can only be carried out in daylight.
"We apologise for the disruption and we thank the public for their patience and understanding.
"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victim who has sadly died and with those of the other two victims who are in serious condition in hospital.
"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or has any information about it to come forward.
"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have mobile phone footage, dashcam footage or anyone with private CCTV footage of the incident."
If you can help with the investigation please report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Danebridge.