Sussex Police officer summonsed to court for assault

A police officer has been summonsed to appear in court over the arrest of a woman in Chichester.

PC Michael Perkins, who is from the roads policing unit in Chichester, will appear at Eastbourne Magistrates' Court on 20 March.

Police said he had been summonsed for common assault and an offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act.

It is in relation to the arrest of a female driver in Chichester on 5 November, the Sussex force said.

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