A man has been taken to hospital after reportedly being attacked by baseball bats outside a pub in Burgess Hill.

Police were called around 10.15pm on Thursday night (August, 3) to The Burgess Hill Inn in Keymer Road.

The 32-year-old victim is believed to have been assaulted by three masked men, who then fled from the scene.

The victim, who is from the town, was then taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with head and leg injuries.

He was later discharged.

Anyone with information or who saw what happened is asked to report it online here, quoting reference number 1486 of 03/08.