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Hastings man seriously ill after being discovered unconscious this morning
A man is in a medically induced coma after being found unconscious with serious head and face injuries in the early hours of this morning (March 10).
George Gardiner from Hastings was found by a member of the public lying near the adventure park complex on the A259 Seafront Road, at around 6.30am.
Mr Gardiner, who is in his late 20s, is being treated at Hastings General Hospital.
Detective Inspector Mark O'Brien from East Sussex CID said: "It is not clear at this stage how Mr Gardiner received his injuries and therefore I would like to appeal to anyone who has information no matter how relevant they think it is to please come forward as soon as possible.
"It is believed that Mr Gardiner, known locally as George, was drinking in Hastings during the evening of 9th March and I am keen to speak with anyone who may have information regarding his movements.
"A scene guard remains around the area where the injured man was discovered and I would like to thank the local community for their support and understanding.
"Uniformed officers are continuing with house to house enquiries - please do not hesitate to speak to them if you have any concerns."
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting serial 267 of March 10 or alternatively leave an anonymous message with the independant charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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