Three more arrests have been made following a mass brawl which left two men in a critical condition.

Emergency services descended on Boundary Road, Portslade, following a large altercation between “a group of people” yesterday afternoon.

Eight men have now been arrested in connection with the incident.

Two 19-year-olds, a 20-year-old, a 21-year-old, and two 23-year-olds from Brighton, as well as a 29-year-old from Worthing and a 30-year-old from Oldham, have been arrested on suspicion of affray, violent disorder and grievous bodily harm without intent.

The Argus: Paramedics were seen inside HB Barber in Station RoadParamedics were seen inside HB Barber in Station Road (Image: Andrew Gardner/The Argus)

Three men were taken to hospital with two in a critical condition and another who suffered minor injuries.

Sussex Police said a 24-year-old man from Norfolk remains in hospital with serious injuries but is in a stable condition.

Forensics officers put wooden planks in evidence containers. One appeared to have blood on it.

Witnesses said there were two groups fighting.

The Argus: Police setting up a cordon at the scenePolice setting up a cordon at the scene (Image: Andrew Gardner/The Argus)

"It was a little bit scary to watch," said one witness.

“One of them had blood on his face and he was holding his arm.”

They said several men were seen running off towards Portslade Station.

Several ambulances and police attended the incident which happened at around 2.15pm

An air ambulance was also called to a nearby park.

Paramedics could be seen in HB Barbers.

Sussex Police said there will be a continued police presence in the area while enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Jim Smith said: “A fast-moving investigation is underway into this incident, but it is believed that all individuals involved are known to one another and there is no threat to the wider public.

“There is likely to be an increased police presence in the area for some time, and I would like to thank for the public for their patience and understanding while this is ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to report via our online form or via 101 quoting Operation Linden."