Two men in bailed after homeless man in Chichester ‘suffers head injuries’ in attack

Justice Chichester

Police are seeking witnesses to an attack on a homeless man in central Chichester.

Just after midnight on Sunday morning (29 January) the 32-year old man was sleeping in the doorway of Gold Arts, a shop in East Street, just opposite Chichester Cross when he was attacked, sustaining head injuries for which he was treated at St Richards Hospital before being discharged later that day.

As a result of police enquiries two men were arrested nearby soon afterwards and have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the victim.

Detective Constable Ali Hutchings said; “If you were in Chichester city centre around midnight on Saturday night into Sunday morning and saw anything of this incident, please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 11 of 29/01.”

Joshua Leggett, 21, a painter, of Adelaide Road, Chichester, and Lewis Zannella, 19, a kitchen worker, of Meadow Close, Lavant, appeared in Custody at Crawley Magistrates Court on Monday (30 January), both charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, and were committed for trial with an initial hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on 27 February. They are on court bail meanwhile.

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