Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Hastings town centre.
The victim, a 46-year-old local man, reported being assaulted in Robertson Street at around 9.45pm on Friday 15 December.
Officers attended and he was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries to his face and head.
Following enquiries, a 27-year-old man from Hastings and a 40-year-old man from Kent were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information which could help them with their enquiries.
Report online or call 101 quoting serial 479 of 16/12.