A man was put in hospital after he suffered head injuries during an assault in Peacehaven outside a newsagents on Wednesday lunch time (April 3)
Police said the alleged assault took place outside the Your Daily Needs newsagents in South Coast Road at about 12.30pm.
A 41-year-old man received facial cuts and bruises during the attack.
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
PC Nathalie Sanders said; “If you saw this incident please call us via 101 quoting serial 0560 of 3/4. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
A 33-year old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, and was later released on police bail until May 8 while enquiries continue.