Police are trying to trace a taxi driver who they believe picked up a man involved in a fight that left a 22-year-old critically injured.
The victim suffered a serious injury to his neck during a fight between a group of people in Castle Square, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday (August 10th) morning.
The violence involved people who had been involved in a number of arguments in the area on Sunday morning before the victim suffered his injury opposite a taxi rank.
He is currently stable in hospital.
The suspect is a black man aged 22 to 26 who was wearing a dark hooded top and jeans at the time.
He got into a Brighton and Hove green and white taxi after the attack.
Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood said: “From our inquiries we believe the man travelled to Durrington or Lower Salvington in Worthing between 5.00 am and 6.00 am.
“We need to speak to the taxi driver who took him there. He may have vital information that could help us track the suspect down.
“If you were working in the early hours of Sunday and took a fare to Worthing, please contact us.”
Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who was in Castle Square when the attack happened and who saw the incident or what happened in the minutes before or after it.
Anyone with information should email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Bunker, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.