A section of North Street in Brighton – closed in connection with an investigation into a suspected stabbing – has now reopened.
Royal Pavilion Gardens has also been reopened after forensics examinations took place.
It follows a report of a violent assault on a local man in his 20s in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 4 June).
It is believed the victim was attacked in the gardens before making his way to East Street around 2.27am, where he was discovered with serious injuries. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “I’d like to thank the community for their patience and understanding as we continue to deal with this complex investigation.
“We are following up a number of lines of enquiry, and we are still appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around that time to come forward.
“We are treating this as an isolated incident and there is nothing at this stage to suggest there is a threat to the wider community.”
Anyone with any information is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Martello.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.