An assault on two men in Middleton has led to police seeking witnesses to the attack.
Officers were called to Silver Birch Drive at 1.23am on Sunday and found the two injured victims.
A 25-year-old man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a fractured skull. He was still receiving treatment there this week.
A man aged 24 was taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester with cuts and bruises but was later released.
A Sussex Police spokesman said:
“It is believed the pair were attacked by a group of four to six men with various weapons including metal bars.
“They then got into a van and drove off. One of the victims also had a wallet stolen containing cash.”
Detective Sergeant Emma Fields said earlier this week:
“We are still establishing the circumstances of the incident and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen it to come forward, particularly anyone who has private CCTV or dash cam footage.
“One of the victims has suffered a serious head injury.”
Any information to: sussex.police.uk or phone: 101, quoting Operation Morley.