Boy, 17, appears in court charged with stealing pick-up truck

Posted On 09 Oct 2017 at 2:41 pm

A 17-year-old boy has appeared at Brighton Youth Court charged with stealing the pick-up truck that was later alleged to have been used in an attempted murder.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was not asked to enter a plea because of the continuing investigation into the alleged attempted murder.

The incident, outside the Ladies Mile pub, in Warmdene Avenue, in Patcham, happened on Saturday night (7 October).

A 19-year-old, Enkyed Islam, from Patcham, was run over by a black Ford Ranger pick-up truck and then run over again almost straight away.

He is in a serious but stable condition at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton.

Two other boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, both from Brighton, have also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The pick-up truck was believed to have been stolen in Rottingdean on Saturday and was found burnt out in Stanmer Park yesterday (Sunday 8 October).

District Judge Tessa Szagun remanded the 17-year-old boy on bail and ordered that he should appear at Worthing Youth Court on Thursday 9 November either in person or by video link.

A decision is expected to have been made by then on whether the boy faces a more serious charge.

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