Man knocked unconscious in Hastings street

Police crime news.
Police crime news.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a man was punched in the face and left unconscious on a street in Hastings.

The incident happened in Robertson Street some time between 3am and 3.30am on Sunday, December 20.

The victim, a white man in his 20s, was punched in the face and knocked unconscious following an argument.

He was taken to the Conquest Hospital with what police describe as a “significant injury”.

The suspect has been described as a white man, 6’ tall, aged in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build, with short brown hair.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and dark trainers.

Detective Constable Aydin Misiri, of the Hastings Response Investigation Team, said: “The victim sustained a significant injury and his condition is a cause for concern.

“I’d ask anyone who was in Hastings town centre during the early hours on Sunday and who may have seen what happened to get in touch.”

Witnesses are asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 244 of 20/12.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111,

A 19-year-old man from St Leonards has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, questioned and bailed until Monday February 22 while enquiries continue.

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