Brighton seafront on lockdown after three people mown down by car

TWO men were rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after they were mowed down by a car on the Brighton seafront this morning.

A third man was also taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital after he was struck by a car.

Forensic officers are still at the scene in Brighton after three men were mowed down by a carCredit: EDDIE MITCHELL
Officers said they arrested one manCredit: EDDIE MITCHELL
Two of the victims have serious head injuriesCredit: EDDIE MITCHELL

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and is in custody. The vehicle was later found abandoned.

Police said a large group of men were involved in a fight with weapons.

Some of the men got into a car which then hit the three victims.

The Marine Parade has been closed from the pier roundabout and forensic officers are still on the scene.

Detective Inspector Chris Thompson said: “This is a fast moving investigation and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or has any information about it to come forward.”

If you have any information please report it online or ring 101 quoting Operation Danebridge.

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