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Valerie Graves murder: Man appears in court

News   •   Jul 20, 2019 12:16 BST

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Valerie Graves in Bosham in 2013.

Cristian Sabou, 27, was arrested in Romania on a European Arrest Warrant for the murder and extradited to the UK on Friday (19 July).

Sabou from Dej, Romania, appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday (20 July) and was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (23 July).

Valerie, a 55-year-old mother and grandmother was found murdered in her bedroom in Smugglers Lane, Bosham on 30 December 2013. She had been staying at the property while the owners were away over the Christmas period.

Media and public are reminded that proceedings are active and therefore no comment on or opinion about the case should be published or broadcast, in news or social media, at this time.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55070/2019