Three men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a man was attacked in St Leonards.
The 37-year-old victim was found in the Blackman Avenue at around 10pm on Monday (July 31) by passers-by and had suffered a fractured eye socket.
He was taken to the Conquest Hospital.
Sussex Police said Michael Anderson, 36, a property manager, of Harley Shute Road, St Leonards, Louis Birch, 54, unemployed, of Hollington Old Lane, St Leonards, and John Saunders, 37, a scaffolder, of McKillop Way, Sidcup, Kent were all charged with causing the victim grievous bodily harm, and appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday, August 2).
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact the police via sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or by calling 101, quoting serial 1644 of 31/07.
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