By William Mills
After our report on 9th July concerning an arrest in St James’s Street the following statement was issued;
Sussex Police wrote: “Sussex Police Media Relations sent the following response to William Mills at The News.Co on Tuesday at 5.30pm.
“Just before 2pm on Tuesday 9 July a patrolling Special Constable simply advised a man that he should not be cycling the wrong way in St James Street, Brighton. However the man then became verbally abusive and aggressive, and was arrested on suspicion of causing harassment, alarm and distress to members of the public, contrary to Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
The 43-year old local man is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. Nobody was injured during the incident. Some local officers did come to the assistance of the Special Constable as the man was struggling violently and resisting arrest.”