Breaking news: Pensioner to face murder charge

Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Picture by Eddie Mitchell

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PENSIONER Dudley Boakes, 79, will be charged with the murder of his wife, Sandra, 70, at Crawley Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Boakes, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, is currently remanded in custody having been charged with attempted murder on Saturday.

Mrs Boakes died in hospital on Saturday evening.

A post-mortem examination showed that she died as a result of head injuries received in an attack at her home on Thursday, April 3, leading the The Crown Prosecution Service to authorise a charge of murder.