Eastbourne man charged with violent crimes after huge police manhunt in Shoreham

A man from Eastbourne has been charged following a manhunt in Shoreham last week.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 12:39 pm

On Thursday (May 2), police undertook an extensive search following an incident at a house in Stoney Lane, Shoreham.

Shoreham Academy, which borders Stoney Lane, was in partial lockdown after the incident, while officers and a helicopter joined the search.

A police spokesman said a man was eventually found at a property in Brighton later that day.

Sussex Police

Ernie Taylor, 28, unemployed, of Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, was charged with assault by beating, wounding with intent, criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, a police spokesman said.

They added that following a hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court, on Saturday (May 4), Taylor was remanded in custody to be sent for trial at Lewes Crown Court on May 30.