A MAN faces trial accused of stalking, intimidating, and controlling a woman.

Cash Meredith is alleged to have caused serious distress to a woman in Brighton.

The 31-year-old appeared before Lewes Crown Court charged with three offences.

Meredith is accused of acting in a coercive and controlling way in an intimate or family relationship between 2018 and 2021.

It is alleged that this caused the woman “serious alarm or distress” and “substantial adverse effects” that Meredith knew or ought to have known would do so.

The second charge was stalking, where Meredith is accused of stalking her to the extent that she was caused serious alarm or distress by making unwanted contact and by entering her home address.

It was alleged the offence took place between 2015 and 2018.

The final charge was witness intimidation, where Meredith, of Percival Terrace, Brighton, is accused of intimidating the woman by “aggressively confronting her” with intent to obstruct an investigation.

In court Meredith denied all three charges. He was represented by Charlotte O’Connor during the 15-minute hearing.

Greg Unwin represented the Crown Prosecution Service, while His Honour Judge Martin Huseyin presided.

Meredith was told he could face trial in a list from June 28 this year.