Man charged with GBH after victim suffers attack in his own home

Police have charged a man with grievous bodily harm following an incident in Sudbury after his victim was attacked in his own home.

Officers received a report on Saturday, May 2, at about 7.30pm of a man, aged in his 40s, being hit on the head inside his property on Suffolk Road in the town.  He sustained a deep cut to the head and minor injuries to his legs as a consequence. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Following police enquiries officers later the same evening arrested two males in connection with the incident. A 33-year-old male on suspicion of GBH and a 38-year-old male also on suspicion of GBH. Both were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Jimmy Roberts, of Grenville Road, in Sudbury, was charged on Sunday, May 4, with grevious bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, namely a machette, and aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. He was remanded in custody and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 4) where he was remanded to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on June 1.

The 33-year-old male also arrested was released on police bail pending further enquires to answer at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on May 29.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any knowledge of it should contact Bury St Edmunds CID, quoting crime reference 37/24376/20

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