Man jailed for attack on 72-year-old in Bury St Edmunds

A 24-year-old man has been jailed following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds in 2018.

James Sinclair, of Green Lane, Honington, was yesterday (Thursday, February 6) jailed for 15 months for causing grievous bodily harm.

He was found guilty at an earlier hearing after a two-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court on December 18, last year.

Officers were called at 2.30am on Saturday, November 24, 2018, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Tayfen Road near to the Fire Station in the town.

The victim, a 72-year-old man, 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, in Cambridge. The man had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and is still recovering.

The victim’s son also sustained minor injuries.

Later that evening officers arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident. Sinclair was re-arrested on January 9, 2019, and charged with grievous bodily harm.

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