Worthing man named and charged following elderly dogwalker attack on South Downs

A Worthing man has been charged after an attack which left an elderly dog walker with serious injuries.

On June 17, 2019, a 74-year-old man was attacked by a cyclist while walking his dog along a narrow footpath on Honeysuckle Lane in Worthing. He suffered a fractured pelvis and significant bruising to his face and body, police said.

Sussex Police

Sussex Police

Kenneth Ramage, 59, of Broadwater Road, Worthing, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, a police spokesman said. He is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on December 31.

Sergeant Craig Burgess, from the Worthing Prevention Team, said: "This was a serious attack on an elderly gentleman enjoying a summer's evening walk with his dog.

"We know the incident caused a great deal of community concern due to the age of the victim and the location where the attack took place, which is known generally as a safe environment to enjoy countryside walks.

"We are pleased that the Crown Prosecution Service has now authorised a charge in regards to this incident."