Two appear in court over Hailsham distraction burglary

Two men have been charged with a distraction burglary on an 88-year-old woman in Hailsham last Thursday.

One man distracted the elderly woman at her front door in Oldfield Crescent at around 1.10pm last week, while someone entered the house, stealing cash and cards at around 1.10pm.

Fred King, 50, unemployed of Bayham Road, Hailsham and Fred John King, 30, unemployed of Observatory View in Hailsham have been charged with burglary with intent to steal.

They appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday. Both will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on 10 September.