Boy, 15, charged after assault on elderly couple in Crawley

A 15-year-old boy will appear in court after an assault on an elderly couple in Crawley.

In a witness appeal on January 31, Sussex Police said an elderly man and woman were in a stable condition after a 'serious incident' at a property in Fulham Close, Broadfield the previous night.



In an update today on February 4, a spokesperson said: "A local 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an assault on a man and woman inside their property in Fulham Close on Thursday."

Police have since confirmed that the 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with aggravated burglary and wounding and was remanded into youth custody on Friday (February 7). He is due to appear before Worthing Youth Court on Thursday this week (February 13).

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