following an assault in Brighton in the very early hours of this morning, October 26.
Sussex Police have cordoned the area off while specialist officers carry out a forensic examination of the area.
Police officers are talking to members of the public to find out if anyone saw anything.
Detective Inspector Miles Ockwell from Brighton and Hove CID said:
“We are in the early stages of the investigation and would appeal to anyone who has not yet spoken to officers to please come forward.
“Did you see or hear any suspicious activity between 11.30pm (25 October) and 12.30am (26 October) in the area of St James’s Street, the New Steine or Lower Rock Gardens.
“We believe the suspects may have fled the scene of the attack on a motorcycle. Please call 101 quoting Operation Redshank as a matter of urgency.
“You can also leave an anonymous message with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The area in St James Street around New Steine and the Brighton Aids Memorial remains cordoned off.
The police have said, there is no indication this was a hate crime.