UPDATED: Two men charged with murder of 21-year-old Sam Caulfield

Police investigating the death of young dad Sam Caulfield in Crawley have charged two men with his murder.

Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 3:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:09 pm
Officers were called to the fire on Sunday (April 9)

Sam, 21, from Mayfield, sustained a single stab wound to the abdomen at a property in Spencers Road, Crawley, around 3am on Saturday, June 18, said police.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he died shortly afterwards.

John Mitchell, 21, unemployed, of Mowbray Drive, Crawley, and Macauley Lawless, 21, unemployed, of Ifield Road, Crawley, appeared at Hove Crown Court yesterday (April 10), charged with the murder and perverting the course of justice.

They were remanded in custody to appear for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Wednesday May 3, at Lewes Crown Court.

A provisional trial date has been set for the week commencing September 18.

A bail application was made on behalf of Mitchell, but this was declined by HHJ Shani Barnes.

Leah Delgado, 23, a sales assistant, of Ifield Road, Crawley and Jessica Roberts, 25, unemployed, of Spencers Road, Crawley, were also charged with perverting the course of justice.

Roberts appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (April 6) where she was bailed to attend Lewes Crown Court on May 3.

Following charging, Leah Delgado was released on bail to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on April 19.

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