Horsham man charged with racially aggravated assault

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A man is to appear in court charged with ‪racially‬ aggravated common assault in Horsham‬, say Sussex Police.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to Denne Road at around 2.15am on Saturday (May 17) to a report that a man had assaulted a woman and racially abused her following a disagreement. The man also resisted police officers during the arrest.

“Benjamin Lucas, 23, of Denne Road, Horsham has been charged with racially aggravated common assault and resisting a police officer in the lawful execution of his duty.

“He was released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday May 28.”