Sussex

Boy remanded over Darren Croxton murder

Darren Croxton
Image caption Darren Croxton was the father of a young daughter

A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a man in East Sussex has been remanded in custody at Eastbourne Youth Court.

Darren Croxton, 25, was found with stab wounds in Bramble Drive, Hailsham, on 22 January and died the next day.

Four people have been released on bail, while a number of others who were also arrested have since been ruled out of the inquiry entirely.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear on 21 February for committal to crown court.

A 20-year-old man from Hastings and a 17-year-old boy who were arrested last week have been released on conditional bail, Sussex Police said.

Officers had previously released an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy on bail until 22 February.

Eight others, five teenagers and three men, were released with no further action.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Croxton died as a result of wounds inflicted with a knife.

He had a young daughter and lived in Hailsham.

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