Two people have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery on a train in Hastings.
David Connell, aged 26, and Christopher Docherty, aged 30, both of Little Bentswood Close, Haywards Heath, have been charged with attempted robbery, common assault and possession of a bladed article.
Connell was due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (May 18).
Docherty has been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on June 14.
The incident happened at around midday on Monday (May 15) on a train to Ore, when a 26-year-old man was threatened by a man with a knife who demanded money from him.
A second man then approached the victim and a struggle ensued. The victim was assaulted but did not sustain injuries.
A member of the public intervened and the offenders left the train at St Leonards Warrior Square station.
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