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Brantham/Cattawade: Xian Chen charged with affray after bust up at restaurant

09:57 31 December 2012

Man set to appear at magistrates' court over bust-up at restaurant

Man set to appear at magistrates' court over bust-up at restaurant


A MAN is set to appear in court today over an incident at a Suffolk restaurant.

Police were scrambled to Fontana restaurant in Cattawade, near Brantham, around 1.40pm on Saturday amid reports of a knife being brandished in a dispute betweeen two men.

When officers arrived at the scene a man was reportedly found outside the restaurant with a head injury.

Police arrested Xian Chen and later charged him with affray.

The 35-year-old, of Cattawade Street, Cattawade, is set to appear at Ipswich magistrates court later today.


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