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Man arrested after burglars attack victim with boiling water and hammer

PUBLISHED: 12:43 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 23 August 2018

A teenager has been charged in connection with the robbery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A teenager has been charged in connection with the robbery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


A 25-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of aggravated burglary in Colchester.

Officers received reports that two men had forced their way into a property in Fingringhoe Road, Colchester, at around 9pm on December 27 2017, and forced the victim to the floor.

Suspects then demanded money, poured water from a kettle onto the victim’s leg causing burning and held a hammer against his head.

Jermain Davis, 32, of Whalebone Lane North, Romford, was jailed for six years and four months for his involvement in the burglary at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, June 1.

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