The man accused of attacking a woman on the West Hill last Friday will stand trial on January 28th.
James Robus, 30, of Warrior Gardens, St Leonards, was arrested on Monday and appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court the following day charged with attempted robbery and causing grievous bodily harm.
Sussex Police said the charges relate to an incident that occurred around 9.30pm on Friday December 27th in which a woman was attacked while sitting on a bench on the West Hill.
Police said she suffered serious facial injuries and bruising, but is now recovering.
A police spokesman said he was remanded in custody, with a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday.
A trial date has been set for January 28, 2020.