Two men charged with attempted murder - cheshunt

22/05/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge two men with attempted murder in connection with a burglary, which occurred in Cheshunt last week.

Jack Sibley, aged 20, of Jessop Road, Stevenage, and Warren Reid, aged 22, of Seaton Road, Luton, were charged yesterday evening, Wednesday, 21 May 2014, with attempted murder.

The incident occurred at around 12.30am on Tuesday, 13 May 2014, in Penton Drive, Cheshunt.  The resident, a man in his 80s, became aware of intruders. After getting up and looking out onto the landing he was assaulted by two men who then made off.

The man received serious injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow where he remains in a stable condition.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against these two men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge the men with attempted murder.

"The charges are in connection with an incident, which occurred in Cheshunt on 13 May 2014.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The two men were remanded in custody to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today, Thursday, 22 May 2014.

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