Wedding brawl charge

AN IPSWICH man is due to appear in court next week charged with assault following a fracas on the night of a wedding reception at Ufford Park Hotel near Woodbridge.

Nik Easey, of Sidegate Lane, faces an accusation of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

At the time of the incident, the alleged victim was said to have sustained a fractured cheekbone.

Police also said the 36-year-old man from Kent also needed four stitches in a cut to the top of his head.

Easey has also been charged with criminal damage.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said the wording of the charge alleges that without lawful excuse he damaged items in a room and grounds of Ufford Park Hotel to the value of �2,020.

Easey was charged on Monday after answering his bail at Ipswich Police station.

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The 23-year-old has been re-bailed and is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charges before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on Wednesday, October 6.

Police originally made five arrests after the alleged victim was said to have been attacked.

The incident was alleged to have occurred around 1.30am on Saturday, April 17.

Easey was one of the suspects. The others – two 24-year-olds and two 25-year-olds, and all believed to have been from Ipswich – were bailed pending further enquiries.

However, they have been released without charge at various times over the past five months.

The incident which ended up with the 36-year-old man being injured is believed to have occurred in the corridor of the second floor of the hotel.

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