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Partridge Green engineer for trial on charges of assaulting women

News   •   Jun 28, 2019 10:11 BST

An engineer from Partridge Green is facing trial on nine charges of attacking a woman and a girl.

Neil Scott-O'Connor, 23, a household appliance engineer, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 27 June, and pleaded not guilty to nine offences;

- six offences against a 29-year old woman at an address in Brighton on dates between September 2018 and January 2019; one offence of threats to kill, one of attempted strangulation with intent to commit a sexual offence, three offences of causing actual bodily harm, and one of harassment with intent to cause fear;
- three offences against a 17-year-old girl at his address in Partridge Green in December 2018; one offence of attempted strangulation with intent to commit a sexual offence and two of causing actual bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody for a trial on 11 November.

The prosecution, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows an investigation by detectives from both the Brighton Safeguarding Investigation Unit and the West Sussex Investigations team.