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UPDATE: Sompting woman dies following assault

A woman has died after being assaulted in her home on Thursday evening     Photo by Eddie Mitchell

A woman has died after being assaulted in her home on Thursday evening Photo by Eddie Mitchell

A 70-year-old woman, who was the victim of a serious assault in her home in Sompting on Thursday evening, has 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,

Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow, who is leading the investigation into the attack, said: “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.”

Dudley Boakes, 79, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning, charged with the attempted murder of Sandra Boakes.

He was remanded to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 25.

 

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