Two men have been pistol-whipped, with one suffering serious head injuries.

They were at an address in Portland Street, Brighton, early yesterday when the attackers burst in through a door.

The intruders repeatedly hit both victims with the gun before fleeing. Nothing was stolen.

One victim was treated for his injuries and allowed home but the second is still in the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. Detectives were waiting to interview him today.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Brighton CID on 0845 6070999.