Pair remanded over Wish Tower attempted robbery

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Two men are to appear in court charged with an attempted robbery in Eastbourne.

The victims were walking from their home to a bench at the Wish Tower Slopes at around 1am on Tuesday, July 16 when they were approached by two men.

Although the suspects demanded cash and mobile phones from the victims, they didn’t managed to steal anything and the victims got away away from them.

Simon Young, 40, of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, and Gary Barney, 38, of Sutton Avenue, Peacehaven, have now been charged with kidnap and attempted robbery.

Both will appear at Lewes Crown Court on 20 August.