Restaurateur charged after elderly woman injured in Brighton’s London Road

London Road, Brighton (Credit: Google Maps)
London Road, Brighton (Credit: Google Maps)

A man detained by an off-duty police officer has been charged with committing multiple offences in Brighton.

Abbas Ahmad was arrested by the Special Constable in London Road shortly before 1pm on Friday (September 6).

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During the incident, an elderly woman was knocked to the floor and suffered a head injury. She was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment and has since been discharged.

Police said Ahmad, 38, a restauranteur, of no fixed address, is charged with assault, offering to supply cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, assault on an emergency worker and obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty.

He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (September 7), where he was remanded in custody ahead of a pre-trial preparation hearing on October 4.