Man charged over racist attack on Brighton to Shoreham bus

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A man has been charged with racially abusing a fellow passenger on the 700 bus as it travelled from Brighton to Shoreham following an appeal in The Argus.

Police released CCTV pictures of the attack last week, which happened at 11pm on December 12.

The victim, a 40-year-old man from Shoreham, was racially abused by a man who threatened to assault him. 

PC Karen Goshawk said: "I would like to thank the media and the public for helping us to identify our suspect.

"We will not tolerate racism and will investigate any reports of racist incidents."

Richard Whelan, 34, of Harbour Way, Shoreham, will appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 25 March charged with threatening or abusive racially aggravated behaviour.

Anyone with information about racist incidents should call 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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