Sussex 'ammonia' attack: pair sent to hospital, man named and charged

A man has been named and charged by police after two people were allegedly attacked with ammonia in Sussex.

According to Sussex Police, Officers were called to St Anne’s Road in Eastbourne at 8.51am on Saturday (August 29) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a black Renault Megane.

The driver got out of the vehicle and allegedly threw a liquid - thought to be ammonia, police said - in the faces of two members of the public.

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Both men received medical attention for minor injuries, police said.

Sussex Police

Frank Graham, 38, of Upperton Road in Eastbourne, has been charged with two counts of throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to burn / maim / disfigure / disable / do grievous bodily harm, aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage, possession of Class A and Class B drugs, driving without a licence and insurance and assaulting an emergency worker, police said.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates' Court today (August 31).

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Anyone with any information is asked to contact police either online or by calling 101 quoting serial 845 of 28/08.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."