A councillor is due to appear in court after being accused of assaulting a woman.

Cllr Nigel Jacklin is charged with assault and harassment after allegedly attacking a woman in September last year.

Jacklin’s wife, Sheila Jacklin, is also accused of harassing a woman in Norman’s Bay.

The couple, both 61, are due to appear in court on April 3.

Cllr Jacklin represents St Mark’s Ward in Bexhill Town Council and was elected in May 2023.

He is also planning to run for MP in the general election in Bexhill and Battle, currently Rail Minister Huw Merriman's seat.


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A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Sussex Police can confirm that officers were called about an incident in Norman’s Bay on September 11 last year.

“Subsequently, Nigel Jacklin, 61, of Norman’s Bay Road, Norman’s Bay, was charged with assault and with harassment without violence.

“Sheila Jacklin, 61, also of Norman’s Bay Road, was charged with harassment without violence.

“They are both due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on April 3 to answer the charges.”