POLICE are rummaging through the bins at the scene of a murder enquiry in a bid to obtain evidence.

A 20-year-old man, named locally as Suel Delgado, was hit by a car on Brighton seafront early on Sunday morning.

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He sustained critical injuries and police said he died yesterday in hospital.

The Argus:

The A259 remains closed.

A police investigation is now focusing on bins in the area and it appears that items have been found inside one near Charles Street Tap.

The bins were thoroughly searched by officers at midday today, with certain items, including a takeaway box and clothing being put to one side as potential evidence.

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The road will remain shut until late afternoon today while enquiries continue.

Police launched Operation Danebridge to investigate the incident, which happened shortly after 5am.

The Argus:

A BMW X6 was later found abandoned in Middle Street, as police closed Marine Parade.

Two other young men, aged 18 and aged 22 remain in a serious condition in hospital.

Police say a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Monday.

Meanwhile a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and was released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday 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.

"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."