Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich/Norwich: 61-year-old serving life sentence for machete attack died of natural causes

11:23 22 January 2014

Trevor Lilley, who was convicted of attempted murder

Trevor Lilley, who was convicted of attempted murder

A prisoner serving a life sentence for a machete attack on a man in an Ipswich pub died from natural causes, an inquest heard.

shares

Trevor Lilley, formerly of Bader Close, Ipswich, was transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital from Norwich prison on October 25, 2012 and died on October 30.

Yesterday’s inquest in Norwich heard Lilley was convicted of attempted murder in December 2008.

In October 2012 tests indicated he had liver cancer, and he was transferred from Wayland prison to the older prisoners’ unit at Norwich.

The cause of death was given as pulmonary oedema due to pericardial effusion, with cirrhosis of the liver caused by hepatitis C a contributory factor.

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake concluded that Mr Lilley died from natural causes.

The 61-year-old was jailed at Ipswich Crown Court in December 2008 following an attack with a 14-inch machete on a long-term acquaintance in a bar brawl at The Grinning Rat in St Helen’s Street, six months earlier.

His victim, David Nicholls, was left with serious head wounds and almost had one of his thumbs cut off during the assault.

Lilley told the court he could not remember the assault after drinking 20 pints of lager that day.

He admitted wounding with intent, but denied attempted murder.

At his sentencing, following conviction after trial, Lilley was told he would become eligible for parole after four-and-a-half years minus the 170 days he had spent in custody.

Judge John Devaux said: “In my opinion, there is a significant risk to the public of death or serious personal injury by you committing further offences.

“It appears you are more likely to behave in this way by drinking and you have done nothing to curb your excessive drinking.”

shares

0 comments

Detectives are investigating the incident, which happened between 10am and 5pm on April 27.

Detectives are hunting a man who tricked his way into the home of an 87-year-old woman and stole money.

Aerial shot of Bury St Edmunds - St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Angel Hill.

A child has been taken to West Suffolk Hospital after a collision with a car.

The Copperfield Road junction with Dickens Road, where a man was stabbed last month.

A 25-year-old has been charged after a man was stabbed multiple times in Ipswich last month.

How much election trivia do you know?

Campaigning is being notched up a gear this week as the election candidates in Suffolk build up to the big day.

A huge 30m elm tree on Park Drive in Worlingham which has severely damaged two properties and caused minor damage to another. The base of the tree.  Picture: James Bass

Firefighters were called to three bungalows in Worlingham, near Beccles, after a tree fell through the roof of one and damaged others in the early hours of this morning.

Queen Street, Ipswich.

A teenage girl has reported being threatened and raped in an alleyway in the Queen Street area of Ipswich.

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk nightclub owner who shoved a man in the chest causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the pavement has been jailed for four years for manslaughter.

Police and Crime Commissioner says no cause for alarm over cuts

Suffolk residents will suffer as cuts to the county’s police force continue to bite, according to the chairman of the Suffolk Police Federation.

Priti Patel meets Joey Essex during tonight's show. Picture: ITV/Lime Pictures.

Reality TV celebrity Joey Essex tries to bring politics to a simpler level.

Police were at the scene

Two pedestrians have suffered minor injuries in a collision with a lorry in Sudbury.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages