No charges will be brought

A man accused of stabbing a teenager to protect his stepson outside his home in Crowthorne, will not be charged.


The Crown Prosecution Service says there is not enough evidence in the case against Colin Phillpott.

CPS Complex Casework lawyer Paul Harrison said, "I have considered the case very carefully and decided that there is insufficient evidence to charge him with any offence in relation to this incident.

"In making my decision, I took into account the level of force used by Mr Philpott, the fact that he was defending his family and property and responding to an immediate threat of danger to himself. In my view, the prosecution would not be able to establish that Mr Philpot was not acting in self defence or that the force he used was unreasonable in the circumstances."

A 17 year old boy from Sandhurst has been charged with attacking Mr Philpott's stepson and vandalising his van.