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Brighton corrosive substance attack: Man pleads guilty

News   •   May 02, 2019 15:30 BST

A man has admitted throwing a corrosive substance into the face and robbing a man in Brighton.

Jordan Kelly, 28, of St Georges Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery and throwing a corrosive substance with intent to cause grievous bodily harm into the face of a man in Whitehawk Way on 10 March.

Brooke Brennan, 21, of Plaistow Close, Brighton, who was also charged with robbing the same victim also pleaded guilty. when the pair appeared at crown court on 11 April. They have both been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at crown court on 9 May.

Kelly is also charged with committing a robbery at Hartleys off licence in St George's Road on 24 March where cash and cigarettes were stolen and burglary where cash was taken from Mulberrys Store in Sutherland Road, on 26 March. He is expected to make a plea to these offences when he appears at court on 9 May.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP5447/2019