Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°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

Remnants of what is thought to be an 18th century ship found by Mark Hopkins on Thorpeness beach

Remnants of a what is thought to be a centuries-old shipwreck have resurfaced on the Suffolk coast.

The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford

All lanes have now reopened on the A12 at Chelmsford following an accident in which a man died this morning.

Rollerworld Colchester

A casting call to recruit keen skaters for a music video at Colchester’s iconic rollerblading venue has received 60 responses in just 24 hours.

A120 closed after serious crash.

The A120 is closed in both directions at Braintree following a serious crash this evening.

A collision on East Mersea Road between a bus and a low-loader lorry which was carrying a steam engine.  Photo: Su Anderson

A bus driver who was critically injured in a crash involving a lorry carrying a 15 tonne steam engine told emergency teams to leave him and help his passengers instead.

How will you make your Valentine feel special this weekend?

A secret admirer has come clean about his feelings for a shop assistant in Ipswich - could you be the object of his affections?

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. One of the exhibits on show.

Lego enthusiasts in Suffolk are being pitted against one another in a ‘brick off’ competition.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24