Man charged with punching woman in car park

A woman is alleged to have been verbally abused by a teenage boy and a man in Woolpit Picture: SARA

A woman is alleged to have been verbally abused by a teenage boy and a man in Woolpit Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged after a woman was allegedly shoved on the floor and punched in a car park in Walton-on-the Naze.

Essex Police said the incident happened in a car park in Hall Lane at around 4.45pm on Thursday, August 13.

Police said a man threw a punch at a woman and missed, but then forced her to the floor and punched her.

Gary Menzies, 40, of Butcher’s Lane in Walton-on-the-Naze, was subsequently arrested and has now been charged with causing actual bodily harm and harassment without violence.

He will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.


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Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact police, quoting crime reference 42/125643/20.

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