A man has appeared in court following a road rage incident in which a mother was dragged out of a car in front of her young children.

The 31-year-old victim had to be treated at Worthing Hospital for a head injury after she was assaulted in West Street, Sompting, on Thursday, January 26.

She was pulled from her silver Vauxhall Zafira and thrown to the ground by a man who was driving a black Renault Clio.

She was also pushed by a woman who was a passenger in the Renault Clio and her car was damaged.

Declan Peake, 19, of North Road, Portslade, has been charged with causing criminal damage and assault.

He appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court and was bailed to appear at the same court on April 12 for the case to be committed to crown court.

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