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Police in Sussex want to trace two smartly dressed men from the West Midlands who could have recorded important evidence during a trip to Brighton.
A 22-year-old man was left fighting for his life after he was assaulted in Castle Square, Brighton, shortly before 5am on Sunday 10 August.
The suspect is a black man aged 22 to 26 who was wearing a dark hooded top and jeans at the time.
At some stage between 4am and 5am that day the suspect was sat watching and listening to a man busking with a guitar in East Street, Brighton.
The busker was performing songs requested by passers-by and was visited by two smartly dressed men with West Midlands accents who watched him play and recorded it on their mobile phones, as the suspect sat alongside the guitarist.
Police are very keen to speak to those two men and to watch the footage they recorded.
One of the men was of mixed race, 25 to 30 and muscular. He was wearing a polo shirt.
The second was white and 25 to 35. He was wearing a blue polo shirt, possibly by Ralph Lauren.
Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood said: "The two people watching the busker could be key witnesses and we are keen to speak to them as soon as possible.
"We do not know who they are or where they were from but other people in the area have described them as having West Midlands accents.
"I would like to stress that they are not in any trouble at all but the footage they recorded could be very important to the investigation.
"If you know who they are or where they could, please contact us."
Anyone with information should email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Bunker, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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