Police officers seized a machete following a violent incident in Hastings town centre.
A 29-year-old man from East Hoathly received injuries to his head and arms after he stepped in to try and stop an altercation between and man and a woman in Havelock Road at around 2.10am on Saturday April 1.
The good samaritan was taken to hospital for treatment.
PC Antz Clarke from Sussex Police said: “Although it is not yet clear exactly what happened this was an extremely violent incident and the man is lucky he did not receive more serious injuries”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 0145 of 01/04.
You can also report online to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101.
Sussex Police has said a 21-year-old man from Harrow, London, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place.
He has been released on police bail until May 20 while enquiries continue.
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