Boy, 14, remanded over death of Connor Saunders

Connor Saunders
Image caption Connor Saunders died after he was assaulted in West Street, Rottingdean, on Saturday night

A 14-year-old boy who was charged with manslaughter over the death of a Sussex teenager has been remanded into local authority care.

Connor Saunders, 19, of Downsway, Woodingdean, suffered head injuries in West Street, Rottingdean, on Saturday night and died later.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court earlier.

His lawyer said the boy acted in self defence.

He will next appear at Brighton Youth Court on 15 May, where his case will be committed to crown court.

District Judge Peter Crabtree remanded the boy into local authority care and told him not to contact any potential witnesses.

He was also banned from entering Brighton, Rottingdean, Woodingdean and Peacehaven, unless accompanied by someone from the youth offending service or the local authority.

Two other boys, aged 13 and 14, who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until 8 May.

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