Arrest after two-hour police standoff

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Items were hurled at police outside an East Wittering property on Friday night (April 14).

Officers wearing riot gear arrived at the house in Peerley Close around 7pm following reports of a disturbance, a police spokesman said.

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They confirmed that items were thrown at officers but nobody was injured.

A Sussex Police statement said: “A man has been charged with four offences after police were called to a report of a disturbance in Peerley Road on Friday evening.

“Officers attempted to speak to a man inside an address who refused to let them in. They entered the premises after two hours of negotiations and arrested him.

“Billy Harte, 25, of Peerley Close, East Wittering, has been charged with two counts of assault, a count of causing criminal damage and using racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards a police officer.

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“He has been remanded to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (April 17).”

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