Barnet councillor Brian Coleman charged with assault

Brian Coleman
Image caption Brian Coleman lost his London Assembly seat in May

The ex-mayor of the London borough of Barnet has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.

Former London Assembly member Brian Coleman, 51, was charged with assault by beating after an incident in Finchley High Road on 20 September.

The Conservative also faces a charge of "driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road/in a public place without reasonable consideration".

Mr Coleman was bailed to attend Hendon Magistrates' Court on 5 November.

The politician lost his seat on the London Assembly during the City Hall elections in May and is currently a Tory councillor in Totteridge.

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