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Murder charge after Suffolk man's death

PUBLISHED: 05:32 24 January 2003 | UPDATED: 16:12 24 February 2010

POLICE last night charged a Latvian man with the murder of Suffolk businessman Phillip Saville.

The married father-of-two from Little Wratting, near Haverhill, died from head injuries in August 2001 after a late-night fight in Soho, London.

POLICE last night charged a Latvian man with the murder of Suffolk businessman Phillip Saville.

The married father-of-two from Little Wratting, near Haverhill, died from head injuries in August 2001 after a late-night fight in Soho, London.

Mr Saville, 40, had been enjoying a night out with friends when he was fatally wounded in a crowded street. The fight was thought to have involved about six men and he died 16 days later.

Last night, after more than two days of questioning, Latvian Grigorijs Zamerzlaks, 27, was charged with his murder.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates in Horseferry Road, London, this morning. Police released a second man without charge.

Russian-speaking Zamerzlaks was arrested at an address in Beckton, east London, in the early hours of Tuesday morning and taken to Belgravia police station. He was questioned through an interpreter.

On the night he suffered the injuries, Mr Saville, director of a drilling company, had gone to London with three friends for a colleague's leaving party.

There was a fracas and he died more than two weeks later at Whittington Hospital, Highgate, north London.

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