A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “At 12.10am on Sunday (12 October) police were called to the White Horse pub in Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, after a 23-year old local man had been hit in the face and had sustained a fractured cheek bone. He was treated at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath and discharged later that morning.”
Police say it is not yet known what caused the injury.
No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are continuing.
Detective Constable Phil Peadon said; “If you were in or around the White Horse late on Saturday night into Sunday morning and saw what happened, or if you have any other information, please contact us via [email protected] or call 101, quoting serial 22 of 12/2. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”