Man charged following attack which left his victim with life threatening injuries

A 24-year-old man has been charged following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds which left his victim, who was in his 70s, with life threatening injuries.

Officers were called at 2.30am on Saturday, November 24, 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 in hospital at this time. It is understood that his injuries are life-changing.

Then victim’s son also sustained minor injuries.

Later that evening  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, January 9, and has been charged with grievous bodily harm and assault by beating.

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

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