Hailsham murder investigation - update

FOUR MALES arrested for the murder of Darren Croxton in Hailsham have had bail variations to return on May 3.

They are a 20-year-old man from Hastings, an 18-year-old man from Hailsham, a 17-year-old boy from Hailsham and a 16-year-old boy from Croydon.

Another boy aged 16 pleaded not guilty to a charge of the murder at a Plea and Case Management Hearing at Lewes Crown Court last Friday, March 23.

The teenager will next appear in the same court on June 7.

Darren Croxton died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital on January 23. The 25-year-old had been stabbed during a fight in woodland off Bramble Drive the day before.