Brighton man charged with multiple thefts and violent offences
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Police in Brighton have charged a man with a number of theft and violent crimes in relation to several incidents in early 2023.
Jason Turner, 39, of The Crestway in Brighton, was arrested in Madeira Place on Thursday, 9 February, following a report of him running from a taxi and threatening the driver with a knife.
Following his arrest for making off without payment and possession of an offensive weapon, Turner was further arrested and charged with five counts of burglary, robbery, theft from a shop and causing actual bodily harm.
The charges relate to thefts from a store in Boundary Road, Hove, on 16 January; a pub in York Place, Brighton, on 24 January; a second pub in Marine Parade, Brighton, on 26 January; the Sea Life Centre in Marine Parade, on 26 January and a restaurant in Gloucester Street, Brighton, on 8 February.
Turner has been remanded in custody, pending a trial on 10 March at a court to be confirmed.