Man is attacked in town

Police in Hastings are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred in the pedestrianised part of the town’s Queen’s Road.

A 26-year-old man was attacked at around 1am on Friday, January 16 in the street.

Police said the victim suffered a deep facial cut and other cuts and bruises as a result of the assault.

The injuries he sustained required hospital treatment

Investigating officers said it is possible that the victim may have been struck with a weapon during the incident in Queen’s Road.

Five people, a 31-year-old man, two 19-year-old men and two 20-year-old women, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of being involved in the attack and all were bailed until Thursday, March 19 while enquiries continue.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 34 of 16/1.

Alternatively people with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.