Littlehampton man charged with violent offences against woman

Police in Littlehampton have charged a man with multiple violent offences involving a woman.

On 6 June, a British Transport Police officer conducted a welfare check at a property in Arundel Road, Littlehampton, following a previous report of assault.

A man fled the property, pushing the officer as he left, and a woman inside reported an assault.

Safeguarding measures were put in place and the suspect – Justin McDermott – was arrested on 18 June.

McDermott, 42, of New Road in Littlehampton, was subsequently charged with intentional strangulation, actual bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before a court to be confirmed on 17 July.

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