Boys in court over pensioner death

Two boys were remanded in custody today when they made their first appearance in court charged with the murder of a partially-sighted pensioner who died after being mugged.

Paula Castle, 85, who was registered blind and lived alone, fell to the ground after she was robbed in an alleyway off Oldfield Lane South in Greenford, west London, at 1.50pm on Monday.

She died of head injuries in hospital the following day.

The teenagers, aged 14 and 15, appeared at Uxbridge Youth Court where they were told they would appear at the Old Bailey next Tuesday.