Two Bognor Regis men have been charged with offences as part of a police initiative to cut crime among the town’s Eastern Europeans.
Adam Doczyk, 36, of Wellington Road, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on October 12 charged with blackmail and common assault following an incident in Bognor on July 17.
Two other people - a 19-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, both from Bognor - were also arrested in relation to the same incident. They are on police bail pending further enquiries.
The execution of a warrant at an address in Aldwick Road, Bognor, on April 7, has led to a man aged 23 being charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis and amphetamine.
Hubert Muszynski, of Glamis Road, has been bailed and is due to appear before Chichester Magistrates’ Court on August 22.
Sgt Rachel Glenton, who heads the Operation Accent community team, said: “The prosecution of these two men results from proactive police enquiries carried out as part of Operation Accent, the multi-agency initiative aimed at cutting crime and reducing vulnerability among the Eastern European community across Arun district.
“If anyone from this community has been a victim of a crime, but has concerns about coming forward and speaking to the police, then we would like to reassure them that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.”
Information which would assist the Operation Accent initiative can be given to the police in confidence at any time via 101 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.