Man charged after assault in Braintree

Bank Street in Braintree Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A man has been charged following an assault in Braintree.

Police received reports that a man in his 70s had been assaulted on Bank Street in the town around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Half an hour later, a man was arrested at Braintree police station.

Trevor Simpson, 52, of Bailey Bridge Road, Braintree, has since been charged with two counts of common assault and one count of assault by beating.

He will next appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, August 22.

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