St Leonards man on imitation gun and assault charge

Sussex Police responded on Sunday afternoon (August 10) at 1.20pm to reports that a man that had been seen with a gun outside a newsagents on London Road, Bexhill.

Anton Johnson, 24, a company director of Bloomfield Road, St Leonards, has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and assault by beating.

He appeared in Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday morning where it was decided the case would be heard in Lewes Crown Court.

He will appear there on September 11.