BREAKING: Crowborough teenager charged with Mayfield murder

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A 17-year-old boy from Crowborough has been charged with the murder of Paul Jefferies who was found dead at his home in Mayfield last week.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of killing Mr Jefferies on Tuesday (February 23). He will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning Tuesday (March 1).

Mr Jefferies, 52, was found dead by police who called at his home in Coggins Mill Lane on Thursday (February 25) after concerns had been expressed that he had not been seen for a few days.

A post mortem found that Mr Jefferies had died from multiple injuries.

A 17-year-old girl from Eastbourne, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man both from Crowborough who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have all been released on bail until April for further enquiries.

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