Man suspected of leaving racist graffiti on Brighton church must stay in jail until his trial

Posted On 12 Sep 2014 at 7:51 am

A man accused of scrawling racist graffiti on a Brighton church has been ordered to stay in prison until he is brought before a court next month.

Joe Laurie Manton White, known as Joe White, of Springfield Road, Brighton, has been charged with defacing the Unitarian Church, in New Road, Brighton, on Saturday 3 May.

White, 30, is accused of criminal damage and leaving racist graffiti which was threatening or abusive and likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He also faces a number of other charges. They include carrying a knife in High Street, Shoreham, in April and at Shoreham Health Centre in June.

He is accused of assaulting PC Victoria Bailey and racially abusing Sergeant Christopher Cox in Shoreham in June.

And he is alleged to have attacked a woman called Amelia Smith at Glebelands Day Centre, in Middle Road, Shoreham, in July.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court the bench remanded White in custody until Tuesday 14 October when he is due back before the same court.

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