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Family at bedside of Brighton street attack victim
1:33pm Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
A victim of a vicious street attack continues to fight for his life as police unearth new details about the incident.
The 36-year-old man who was attacked in the early hours of Friday morning in St James's Street, Brighton remains in a medically induced coma with his family at his bedside.
The attack happened sometime between 11.30pm and 12.30am on Friday morning near the junction of St James's Street and the New Steine.
Detectives now believe that the victim was walking in a group with a woman, a man and a dog when they began arguing with two people who were riding a moped the wrong way down St James's Street from Upper Rock Gardens.
It is understood that the argument then turned to a physical attack with the man sustaining a serious head injury for which he is now receiving critical treatment to at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre in Haywards Heath.
Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and aggravated robbery yesterday remain in custody for questioning.
Detectives confirmed that a number of witnesses had already come forward following the incident.
Sussex Police officers will be revisiting the area today to continue with house to house enquiries, gathering CCTV from the area and speaking to more witnesses.
A group of police specialist search teams has also been organised to search the area between Washington Street and Queens Park for a black motorcycle helmet believed to belong to one of the suspects.
Detective Inspector Nick May, who is leading the investigation, said: "The victim is still in a critical condition surrounded by his family who have come down from Reading to be at his bedside.
"We are beginning to develop a clearer picture of the circumstances that may have led up to this vicious assault.
"I would again appeal to anyone who has not yet come forward to please do so no matter how relevant you may think your information is.
"We are keen to find a dark coloured motorcycle helmet that may have been abandoned in Queens Park or around Washington Street, near the Level.
“I would ask members of the public out and about in these areas to keep their eyes peeled and call us immediately if they come across an abandoned helmet."
Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Redshank.
Do you know the attack victim or witness the incident? Contact Neil Vowles at The Argus on 01273 544530 or email email@example.com.
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