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Three boys arrested following serious assault in Rottingdean
A man is fighting for his life in hospital following an assault last night.
Sussex Police have arrested three boys, two aged 14 and one aged 13, in connection with the incident in Rottingdean.
The victim, who is 19 and from Brighton, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital suffering from head injuries and remains in a critical condition this morning.
The boys were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are still in custody.
Police say that sometime between 10.30 to 10.55pm a row took place between two groups of people in West Street, Rottingdean.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick May of Surrey and Sussex major crime team said: "We believe the victim has been punched during this assault and the force of the blow has caused him substantial injuries.
"This incident took place between two different groups and some members of each group were known to each other.
"The scene is currently cordoned off while we investigate the circumstances and I would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding at this time."