Man charged following assault on Worthing mayor

Mayor Sean McDonald was assaulted last week.
Mayor Sean McDonald was assaulted last week.

A man has been charged with assaulting the mayor of Worthing Sean McDonald by beating, following an incident last Friday afternoon.

Sussex Police confirmed a man was assaulted and injured in Marine Parade, near the amusements, shortly after 3pm.

According to police, Brandan Michael Hayhurst, 52, unemployed, of Upper West Drive in Ferring, has now been bailed to appear before Worthing Magistrates at 10am on Tuesday August 16 to answer the charge.

On Saturday, the mayor wrote on Facebook: “Thank you for your lovely messages and just to confirm I am fine, keeping calm and carrying on. I was the victim of an assault and a person has been arrested and charged.

“I will not be making any further comments as the matter is sub judice but thank you for your thoughts. I will be attending events as scheduled.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.