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Bury St Edmunds - Man charged after serious assault

A 24-year-old man has been charged following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called at 2.30am on Saturday 24 November, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Tayfen Road near to the Fire Station in the town.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man. An altercation then took place and the victim was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained serious, life-threatening head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The man had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and still remains hospital at this time. It is understood that his injuries are life-changing.

Then victim’s son also sustained minor injuries.

Later that evening, 24 November, officers arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident and he was bailed to return to police.

James Sinclair, now 24 years of age, of Green Lane, Honington was re-arrested yesterday 9 January 2019 and has been charged with grievous bodily harm and assault by beating.

He has been bailed to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 11 February.

 

Previous release | 25 November 2018

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds has been bailed by police.

Officers were called at 2.30am on Saturday 24 November, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Tayfen Road near to the Fire Station in the town.

It is reported that the victim, a man in his 70s, was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man. An altercation then took place and the victim was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained serious, life-threatening head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The man has had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition at this time.

Then victim’s son also sustained minor injuries during the incident.

At around 9.00pm last night, Saturday, police arrested a 23-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and brought him to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre. He  has now been bailed to return to police on 22 December.

Witnesses or anybody with any information or dash-cam or mobile phone footage captured around the time of the incident are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 37/67889/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Previous Release | 25 November

Police investigating a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident.

Officers were called at 2.30am yesterday morning, Saturday 24 November, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Tayfen Road near to the Fire Station in the town.

It is reported that the victim, a man in his 70s, was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man. An altercation then took place and the victim was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained serious, life-threatening head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The man has had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition at this time.

Then victim’s son also sustained minor injuries during the incident.

At around 9.00pm last night, Saturday, police arrested a 23-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and brought him to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by detectives.

Witnesses or anybody with any information or dash-cam or mobile phone footage captured around the time of the incident are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 37/67889/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Previos release | 24 November

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained life-threatening injuries following an assault in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called at 2.30am this morning, Saturday 24 November, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Tayfen Road near to the Fire Station in the town.

It is reported that the victim, a man in his 70s, was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man. An altercation then took place and the victim was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained serious, life-threatening head injuries and has been taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical condition.

Then victim’s son also sustained minor injuries during the incident.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, of athletic build and a bald head who was wearing a dark quilted jacket and jeans.

A police cordon put in place at the scene to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the incident has now been removed.

Witnesses or anybody with any information or dash-cam or mobile phone footage captured around the time of the incident are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 37/67889/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.