Attempted murder victim dies

A TERMINALLY ILL man whose son allegedly tried to kill him in hospital just before Christmas has died.

Albert Peachy passed away on Christmas Day at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Mr Peachy was terminally ill suffering from cancer.

His son Joseph Peachy, of Badlesmere Road, Eastbourne, remains in custody after allegedly trying to suffocate his father on a ward at the DGH on Monday, December 20.

The 48-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, two counts of affray and assaulting police officers and a member of hospital staff.

He appeared before magistrates at Eastbourne and a judge at Lewes Crown Court and had bail refused twice.