Breaking news: Burgess Hill man, 21, charged with sex offences against teenager


A 21-year-old Burgess Hill man has been charged with grooming, abduction and engagement in non-penetrative sexual activity against a 14-year-old girl.

Matthew Berry, 21, a sales representative of Meadow Lane, Burgess Hill, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court on Monday (9 March), charged with grooming, abduction, and engagement in non-penetrative sexual activity, all in relation to a 14-year old Mid-Sussex girl.

He was remanded in custody for an initial appearance at Lewes Crown Court on 27 March.

The prosecution, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows an investigation by police in West Sussex.