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Man charged following serious assault in Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 16:58 10 January 2019

40 year old man charged after acting indecently Picture: ARCHANT

40 year old man charged after acting indecently Picture: ARCHANT


A 24-year-old man has been charged after a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds left a man with life-changing injuries.

Police were called to Tayfen Road at 2.30am on November 24 after reports that a man had been assaulted.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man.

An altercation then took place with the victim being punched in the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect then ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

The victim sustained life-changing head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

He had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

His son also sustained minor injuries.

On November 24 officers arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident, he was bailed to return to police.

James Sinclair, now 24, of Green Lane in Honington was re-arrested on January 9, 2019 and has been charged with grievous bodily harm and assault by beating.

He has been bailed to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on February 11.

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