A man has been charged in connection with an attack on an elderly dog walker in Worthing, which police said left him seriously injured.
The 74-year-old man was attacked by a cyclist while walking his dog along a narrow footpath in Honeysuckle Lane, and suffered a fractured pelvis and significant bruising to his face and body.
Police said Kenneth Ramage, 59, of Broadwater Road in the town, was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, following the incident in June this year.
Sergeant Craig Burgess, of 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.”
Mr Ramage is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on December 31.
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