BB victim remains in a serious condition in Brighton hospital

A second man has been arrested as police continue their investigations into the shooting of a 65-year-old cyclist earlier this month.

The victim, who was hit by a ball bearing fired from a BB gun remains in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton – he sustained serious head injuries as a result of the incident that happened while he was cycling along Bexhill Road around 6.20pm on Friday July 10th.

The following day, on Saturday July 11th, a 37-year-old man contacted police to report he had been hit with a pellet from a BB gun, fired by a man in a passing vehicle. This happened around 12.30pm on Mount Pleasant Road in Hastings, and did not result in serious injury.

A 26-year-old man from St Leonards was arrested on July 12th on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent; attempting to cause grievous bodily harm; possession of a Class A drug; possession of a Class B drug; possession of an imitation firearm in a public place; and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device. He was released on conditional bail until August 8th while enquiries continue.

Then on Sunday a 23-year-old man from Maidstone was also arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released on conditional bail until August 21st while enquiries continue.

Anyone who saw what happened in either incident, or who has any other information, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Falmouth. Information, including any photo or video footage, can also be submitted here.

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