Cowfold teenager charged after around 80 cars damaged in villages

Man charged
Man charged

An 18-year-old man has been charged with four criminal damage offences to vehicles in Billingshurst and West Chiltington on May 4 and 5.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said Darren Smith, of Oakfield Road, Cowfold, has been bailed to appear before Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday July 16.

A 19-year-old man from West Chiltington, a 17-year-old boy from West Chiltington and a 14-year-old boy from Dial Post who were also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to vehicles have been rebailed until August 7, police said.

Around 80 vehicles in Pulborough, West Chiltington and Billingshurst were damaged in the early hours of Monday May 4 and Tuesday May 5.