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Lowestoft man faces magistrates following ‘meat cleaver’ attack

PUBLISHED: 13:25 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:25 19 June 2017

Norwich Magistrates' Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Magistrates' Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A 24-year-old Lowestoft man has been kept in custody after being charged with serious assault and possessions of a meat cleaver, following an attack in the town on Saturday morning.

Police were called at 1am on Saturday to reports of a 17-year-old having been attacked with a meat cleaver in Avondale Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with a serious wound to his shoulder.

He has since been discharged, but had to have 17 stitches.

A 24-year-old man Simon Gibb, of Clapham Road North, in Lowestoft was remanded in custody after being charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, and possession of a meat cleaver in a public place. He was also charged with assaulting a woman in her 20s on June 16.

Gibb appeared before Norwich magistrates on Monday morning, when he was remanded, pending his next court appearance on a date to be confirmed.

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