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St Leonards man battered in broad daylight with metal rod
A gang battered a man with a metal rod before driving off in a black BMW.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened in London Road, St Leonards, on Friday (July 12) afternoon.
The victim, who has not yet come forward, was walking home between 1.45pm and 2pm when he was approached by four men.
They jumped the man before punching and kicking him to the ground and beating him with a metal rod.
Four men aged 22, 24, 25 and 26, all from South-East London, were arrested soon afterwards on suspicion of affray when their car was stopped by police on the A21 at Hurst Green.
They were questioned and bailed until August 17.
Detective Inspector Rob Morland said; "The motive for this incident has not yet been established and anyone who saw what happened, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0870 of 12/7 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“We also ask the victim himself to contact us so that we can clarify the nature and extent of his injuries, as well getting his account of the incident."
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