Ipswich: £1.5m Blues striker Paul Taylor to face wounding case next month

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor - Credit: Andy Abbott

Blues striker Paul Taylor is due to appear in Ipswich Crown Court next month to face a charge of wounding a doorman in a pub brawl.

Taylor, of Ashton Close, Rendlesham, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court alongside Olatunde Ademuyiwa for a committal hearing yesterday.

The next hearing in his case will take place at Ipswich Crown Court on June 14.

Taylor, 25, and Ademuyiwa, 24, are charged with wounding Shaun Grey in a late-night incident at The Robert Ransome pub in Tower Street on October 16 last year.

No pleas to the charges have been entered.

The 5ft 7in forward wore a dark grey suit, white shirt and black tie.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the six minute hearing in court three.

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District Judge Celia Dawson confirmed the duo’s bail condition, which stipulates that they do not go to The Robert Ransome public house.

She added: “You are both committed to Crown Court sitting at Ipswich.

“The plea and case management hearing will be on June 14.”

Taylor, who has previously played for Vauxhall Motors, Chester City, Montegnée, Anderlecht and Peterborough United, signed for Ipswich Town in August 2012 in a three year deal worth an estimated £1.5million. He has yet to score a goal for the team after suffering a broken foot during the 2-0 defeat to Wolves on September 19.

He has played just three times since completing his move from Peterborough United in August.

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