A 17 year old boy has been charged with witness intimidation, affray and possession of an offensive weapon (a knife) following an investigation into a violent incidents in Hastings.
The incident occurred in White Rock Road, Hastings, at 8:45pm on Tuesday 23rd January, in which an 18 year old was allegedly threatened by three young men with knives.
The same boy has also been charged with grievous bodily harm after an attack on a 16 year old in which the victim was hit over the head and had to have several stitches. This attack occurred on the same day (Tuesday 23rd January) on Normal Road, St. Leonards, at 9:20pm.
The 17-year-old has also been charged with three burglaries and four cases of taking vehicles without consent following further police enquiries. Property from one of the burglaries has been recovered.
He was remanded in custody after appearing at Hastings Magistrates Court on Thursday (25 January).
He will appear at Lewes Crown Court on 22 February for a plea and trial preparation hearing in relation to the charge of grievous bodily harm, and will appear at Hastings Youth Court on 1 February in relation to the burglary and car theft charges.
A different 17 year old boy was charged with witness intimidation, affray, and possession of an offensive weapon – (again a knife) – relating to the incident on White Rock Road, Hastings and is to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on February 17th.