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Bury St Edmunds – Appeal following serious assault

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called shortly before 4pm on Wednesday 16 October, following reports that a male had assaulted another male with a hammer in Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds.

The victim – a man aged in his 20s – was taken to West Suffolk Hospital after sustaining injuries that were not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Following initial police enquiries, officers would be keen to speak to any further witnesses who may have knowledge of the incident or who may have captured any footage on a mobile phone.

Any witnesses should contact Suffolk police, quoting reference 37/62949/19
 
Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
 
Email: [email protected]
 
Crimestoppers: Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
Phone: call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 18 October 2019

A 25-year-old man has been charged following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds.

Samuel Ryder, of Firtree Close, Bury St Edmunds, has been charged with malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) and for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Police were called shortly before 4pm on Wednesday 16 October, following reports that a male had assaulted another male with a hammer in Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds.

The victim – a man aged in his 20s – was taken to West Suffolk Hospital after sustaining injuries that were not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Ryder was arrested a short time later and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.
 
He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 18 October, and is next due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 15 November.