Worthing town centre incident: Man arrested and charged with 'multiple offences'

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Sussex Police has explained why officers were seen in Worthing town centre last week.

A man was arrested in Marine Parade on the afternoon of Monday, June 10 – and has since been charged.

"A man has been charged with multiple offences after police responded to an incident in Worthing town centre,” a police spokesperson said.

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"Andrew Noble was arrested in Marine Parade on the afternoon of Monday, June 10 after he was identified and located by PCSOs on patrol.

Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)
Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)

“It followed a report of a robbery in Liverpool Gardens three days earlier, on Friday, June 7, which he was the suspect for.”

Noble, 39 – of no fixed address – was subsequently charged with the robbery, police said.

Police said he was further charged with the following offences on June 10:

– Possession of cannabis;

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– Two counts of assault of an emergency worker (two police officers);

– Two counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress;

– Using racially aggravated threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress;

– Criminal damage to a hospital bed.

Police said Noble was remanded in custody to appear before a court – ‘location yet to be confirmed’ – on July 10.