Two charged with offences in relation to Brighton v Crystal Palace match

Two men have been charged with offences in relation to the Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace match at the Amex Stadium on Saturday 29 February.

Eight arrests were made in connection with the event, details as follows:

A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old man from Croydon, arrested in Queens Road, Brighton, on suspicion of public order offences, have been released on conditional bail until 28 March.

Steve Bassett, 27, of Swievelands Road in Westerham, Kent, was arrested in Air Street on suspicion of assault. He has since been charged with this offence to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 19 March.

Miles Girling, 21, of Engadine Close, Croydon, was arrested at the Amex Stadium on suspicion of possession of a firework when entering a sporting event. He has since been charged with this offence to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 19 March.

A 50-year-old woman from Bexhill, arrested at the Amex Stadium on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, has been released on conditional bail until 31 May.

A 48-year-old man from Bexhill, arrested at the Amex Stadium on suspicion of theft from another person, has been released without charge.

A 29-year-old man from Rustington, arrested at the Amex Stadium on suspicion of common assault and affray, has been released on conditional bail until 30 March.

A 28-year-old man from Littlehampton, arrested at the Amex Stadium on suspicion of obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty, has been released on conditional bail until 30 March.