A man has been charged over an assault on a woman at a beauty spot.

The woman was attacked from behind while she sat on a bench in West Hill, Hastings on Friday.

She suffered serious facial injuries and bruising.

James Robus, 30, of Warrior Gardens, St Leonards, was arrested on Monday and charged with attempted robbery and causing grievous bodily harm.

Robus was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday.