A man has been charged with a "serious" assault on a woman following an incident in a town centre.

Sussex Police said officers were called to Robertson Street, Hastings, at 5.25pm on Wednesday, January 17, after reports of an altercation between a man and a woman.

"Officers found a woman who had been assaulted, the suspect had left the area.


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"She also reported being sexually assaulted by the man. Following a search of the area a man was arrested. He has been charged with a serious assault."

Patrick Doran, 41, of Robertson Terrace, Hastings, has been charged with assault and sexual assault by touching.

He appeared before Hastings Magistrates Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody. He is set to appear at Lewes Crown Court on February 16.