23-year-old in court accused of stroke pensioner robbery
THE 23-YEAR-OLD accused of robbing an 87-year-old grandfather, who later died in hospital following a stroke, could face a new charge following the death.
Daniel Crompton, of Davenport Gardens, Bolton, is charged with the robbery of Frank Worsley, who was attacked in his terraced home in Longfield Road, Daubhill, on August 3.
Mr Worsley suffered a stroke and bleeding to the brain following the incident and was treated in the Royal Bolton Hospital.
He remained in hospital until his death on Tuesday, August 20.
Crompton appeared by video link at Bolton Crown Court yesterday(Friday) and was told that the robbery charge may change.
Dressed in a long-sleeved grey blue sweatshirt, with short hair and stubble, he said little other than acknowledge that he understood the court decisions.
Judge Timothy Clayson said: “Consideration is being given by the Crown Prosecution Service to some other charge. The case will be adjourned for two weeks until September 6.
“It is inevitable that this case will be sent to Manchester Crown Court at Crown Square. You will be in touch with the court over the video link. For the moment, you must remain in custody.”
The court heard a second post-mortem examination is to be carried out on Mr Worsley’s body by a pathologist on behalf of Crompton’s defence team.