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Police have arrested six people following the death of a man in Brighton

Police have arrested six people following the death of a man in Brighton
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Police have arrested six people following the death of a man in Brighton on Sunday 5 April.

The victim, aged 25, sustained serious injuries during an incident in Whitehawk Road, just south of the junction with Findon Road, at about 2.30pm on Sunday 5 April, and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he sadly died later the same day.

Four men aged 21, 25, 26, and 41 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two women aged 21 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All those arrested are from Brighton, and they are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this very difficult time.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and I’d like to urge people to refrain from speculating on social media. If you saw what happened, or if have any information which you think could assist in our investigation, please contact us.

Chief Inspector Dee Wells of Brighton and Hove Police said: “This is believed to be an isolated incident but local residents can expect to see a significant police presence in the area as our enquiries continue, and I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Our officers will be available to speak to anyone with particular local concerns, using the necessary social distancing guidance at all times.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Heathland.