Police investigating a violent assault in Brighton have arrested two men for attempted murder.

A 34-year-old man from Brighton and a 24-year-old man from Hove were arrested in Hove in the early hours of Friday (5 June) on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

It follows a report of a stabbing of a local man in his 20s in the early hours of Thursday.

It is believed the victim was attacked in Royal Pavilion Gardens before making his way to East Street around 2.27am, where he was discovered with serious injuries. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

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He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, where he remains.Police are treating it as an isolated incident and say there is no threat to the wider community.

Anyone with any information is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Martello.

Witnesses can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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We are treating this as an isolated incident and there is nothing at this stage to suggest there is a threat to the wider community.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team
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