LATEST: Pensioner charged with attempted murder

Police outside the property on Thursday. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Police outside the property on Thursday. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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A 79-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with the attempted murder of a 70-year-old woman following an incident at his home on Thursday evening.

Dudley Boakes, 79, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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.