Sussex

Manslaughter charge over motorist attack in Hove

Portland Road, Hove
Image caption Police believe the driver may have caused a group of cyclists to swerve

A 35-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of a motorist who died after suffering serious head injuries.

Tony Magdi, 52, from Hove, in Sussex, was assaulted on 7 November after opening his car door in Portland Road, in the town, as three cyclists passed.

Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road, Brighton, was originally charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

He is due before Brighton magistrates on Friday, where he will also face a charge of possession of cannabis.

Mr Magdi died at the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre in Haywards Heath on 28 November.

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