Man charged with GBH after man left with serious injuries

PUBLISHED: 13:03 04 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:50 04 May 2020

A 51-year-old man has been charged with kidnap following a burglary in Colchester. Picture SARAH LUCY BROWN

A 51-year-old man has been charged with kidnap following a burglary in Colchester. Picture SARAH LUCY BROWN


Police have charged a man with grievous bodily harm following an incident which left a man with serious injuries.

Officers received a report on Saturday, May 2 at about 7.30pm of a man, aged in his 40s, being hit on the head at a property in the town’s Suffolk Road.

His injuries were not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Following police enquiries officers later the same evening arrested a 33-year-old male and a 38-year-old male both on suspicion of GBH.

Both were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Jimmy Roberts, of Grenville Road, Sudbury, was charged on Sunday, May 4 with grevious bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, namely a machette, and aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. He was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on June 1, 2020.

A 33-year-old male also arrested was released on police bail pending further enquiries. He is due to answer bail at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on May 29.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any knowledge of it should contact Bury St Edmunds CID by calling 101 and quoting crime reference 37/24376/20.

Alternatively anyone with information should visit this website.

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