Man in court on attempted murder charge

A 56-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man has today appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

A 56-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man has today appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

Trevor Lilley of Bader Close has been charged with attacking 57-year-old David Nicholls with a machete.

Andrea Reynolds, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court said the alleged attack happened in the Grinning Rat public house beer garden in St Helen's Street on Friday, June 27 at about 10.30pm.

Lilley, who appeared in court with his long hair tied back and wearing a white shirt and black suit, is also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Simon Watts on the night in question.


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District Judge David Cooper remanded Lilley, whose family supported him in court, in custody and he is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on July 10 at 10am. No application for bail was made by Lilley's defence solicitor Dino Barricella.

Mr Nicholls was taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering a deep cut to his head. His injuries are not life threatening.

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