Teenager in court over homophobic abuse in Newhaven

A 17 year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons is to appear in court accused of shouting homophobic abuse in Newhaven.

Police were called Gibbon Road at around 1.30pm on Wednesday June 11 to a report that a boy was being abusive to a woman.

The boy has been accused of two counts of intentionally aggravated harassment, alarm or distress.

He is bailed to appear at Eastbourne Youth Court on Tuesday 15 July.