A 70-year-old woman, who was the victim of a serious assault in her home in Sompting on Thursday evening, has sadly died in hospital.
Sandra Boakes was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, with critical injuries after being attacked in her home in Grasmere Avenue, Sompting,
Sadly, Mrs Boakes succumbed to her injuries early on Saturday evening and passed away at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this dreadfully tragic time. A post mortem will be held early next week to establish the cause of her death.
– Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow
Dudley Boakes, 79, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, Lancing, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, charged with the attempted murder of Sandra Boakes in Sompting on Thursday evening.
He was remanded to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 25th.
Dudley Boakes, 79, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, Lancing, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court this morning, charged with the attempted murder of a 70-year-old woman in Sompting on Thursday evening.
He was remanded to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 25.
The injured woman remains in a critical condition in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
A 79-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder following an incident at his home in Sompting last night. Police and ambulance were called to a house in Grasmere Avenue at 6.45pm where a woman, aged 70, was found to have sustained serious head injuries.
Sussex Police are investigating an explosion at a house on Hillrise Avenue in Sompting. It happened at 4.15pm on Thursday 20th September.
A man in his fifties was pulled from the burning property by passers-by. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for shock.
The incident led to the road being closed at its junction with Hillbarn Avenue. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service extinguished the fire within an hour. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
A 52-year-old local man has been arreste don suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life.
"We believe this is related to a domestic incident at the address and there is no threat or risk to any member of the public. We are investigating the circumstances which led up to the fire at this property."