Mystery of Uckfield injured man

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Police are seeking witnesses to a mystery incident in Uckfield.

Shortly before 2am on Saturday (October 13), a 44-year old local man, wearing a black jacket and black jeans, was seen by passers-by lying on the pavement near the Broadway bar in Uckfield High Street.

He apparently went home but on Saturday afternoon, went to Uckfield Community Hospital with head injuries and was transferred to Eastbourne District General Hospital. Police were informed.

It was then confirmed he has a fractured skull and a cut to his face, although the injuries are not life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Julie Dow said; “We are trying to find out how this man came by his injuries.

“It is not clear what happened to him and we are appealing to any witnesses and to some people who we understand were trying to help the man when he was seen in the High Street.

“If you can help, please call us via 101 quoting serial 1147 of 13/10.”