Man remanded in custody after assault and robbery in Brighton
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A man has been remanded in custody, charged with affray, robbery and being in possession of a knife.
At approximately 9.45am on Wednesday 6 December, officers were called to report of an assault at a shop in The Highway, Moulsecoomb, Brighton.
The 49-year-old victim, a local man, was treated for a head injury at the scene by the ambulance service.
Witnesses reported seeing three men flee the scene in a Blue Ford Fiesta which collided with another vehicle and the front of a house in Colbourne Avenue minutes later.
Following an extensive search, assisted by a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, two men were arrested.
A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and a 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm (ABH).
They were both released on bail pending further enquiries.
Later that day, at 7.30pm, officers were called to Lewes Road in Brighton following a report of a man being robbed at knifepoint.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and being in possession of a knife. He was also arrested on suspicion of affray in relation to the earlier incident.
He was later charged and identified as Charlie Crookes, of Norwich Drive, Brighton. He appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday (8 December) and was remanded in custody to appear before a crown court to be fixed on 5 January next year.