Sussex policeman suspended from duty after custody assault charge

A Sussex Police officer, charged with assaulting a girl in custody, will be investigated by the professional standards department.

Ian Cheeseman, 52, of Mulberry Lane, Goring, will appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on November 16, charged with assault.

According to court documents, the alleged assault occurred on April 6 and involved a juvenile who was in police custody at Chichester.

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Cheeseman, a Sussex Police sergeant, has been suspended from duty, a spokesman for the force said.

According to court documents, the alleged assault occurred on April 6 and involved a juvenile who was in police custody at Chichester.

Sussex Police has confirmed that the matter was referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct who directed that a local investigation by the Professional Standards Department should be conducted.