A SEAFRONT road closed after three men were struck by a car is still closed this morning.

The A259 has been closed since the early hours of Sunday. 

A diversion has been set up via Edward Street.

This morning, six police cars, including a van, are marking the cordon.

It comes after three men were hit by a car during a brawl.

Last night, a 20-year-old man from Crawley died in hospital after suffering serious head injuries during the incident at Marine Parade.

Two other victims, an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, remain in a serious condition in hospital.

The Argus:

Police say they responded to to a brawl involving people armed with weapons at 5.20am on Sunday.

The car used - a BMW X6 - was found abandoned nearby and a 33-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim who has sadly died this evening and with those of the other two victims who are in serious condition in hospital."

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and a 33-year-old man was detained on suspicion of attempted murder on Monday morning. 

Pictures showed blood sprayed on the pavement at the crime scene which was closed to traffic.

The Argus:

DCI Friday added: "This is now a murder investigation and we are again appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or has any information about it to come forward.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have mobile phone footage, dashcam footage or anyone with private CCTV footage of the incident.

"Marine Parade is likely to remain closed between the pier roundabout and Camelford Street until Tuesday afternoon (December 3) while we are continuing searches and carrying out enquiries and I would like to thank the public for their patience.