Witnesses sought after Bognor man found collapsed outside Brighton station

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A man from Bognor Regis found collapsed outside Brighton railway station is critically ill in hospital, police say.

Police officers discovered the 47-year-old outside Budgens Stores in Queens Road at 1.45am this morning (Saturday, October 22), according to a police spokesperson.

He was unresponsive and not breathing and the officers immediately administered CPR, the spokesperson confirmed.

The man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he remained on a ventilator and under sedation on Saturday afternoon, it has been confirmed.

Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said: “It is unclear at this time whether this is an unfortunate medical episode or whether something else happened to the man to cause him to become unconscious.

“We do know that he was at the station around 12.30am, having missed a train home.

“He did appear to be intoxicated and was seen to be sitting on a ledge by a nearby cash machine a short while later.

“CCTV shows him sitting there at 1.37am, but he was discovered lying on the ground at the same place a few minutes later.”
Police described the man as white, with long dark hair which was believed to be in a ponytail.

He was wearing a Ghostbusters T-shirt with a dark jacket, blue jeans and white trainers, police said.

“We want to know what happened during that period.

“If you were in the area and saw the man or have any information about the incident, please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 101 of 22/10,” said Detective Inspector Hazzard.

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