A man has been charged with sexual assault and indecent exposure after a woman was sexually assaulted in her home.

The woman, in her 50s, called the police after the incident in Kenilworth Road, St Leonards, on the evening of Friday, October 20.

An investigation was launched by Hastings’ Criminal Investigation Department and, on Saturday, November 11, 44-year-old Stefan Spall, of Salisbury Road, St Leonards, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and indecent exposure.

He was subsequently charged with both offences and remanded in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 13.

Spall will next appear at a court to be confirmed on December 11.