10:25AM, Friday 02 March 2012
A soldier based at Victoria Barracks in Windsor charged with GBH will appear at court today to enter a plea.
Ashley Dacosta, 20, is alleged to have attacked a 15-year-old boy in De La Warr Parade, Bexhill, Sussex, on October 29.
The teenager suffered severe brain damage.
Dacosta, who grew up in Bexhill, is charged with punching the teenager in the head as he walked home from a beach party on October 29.
He has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Lewes Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.