Two men suffered serious head and facial injuries during an attack in St Leonards at the weekend.
Sussex Police were called to Church Road shortly before 2am on Sunday (May 26) after reports of an altercation.
Two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s, and both from the local area, suffered serious head and facial injuries after they were attacked by two other men, a police spokesman said.
Both victims were taken to hospital. An area search was conducted by officers but the two suspects were not found.
Forensics investigations were carried out at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the altercation is asked to report information online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ or by calling 101 quoting 141 of 26/05.