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Honington man charged after Tayfen Road attack left man with life-changing injuries

A 24-year-old man has been charged following a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds, when a man in his 70s sustained life-changing injuries.

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

Tom Cleary was walking home with his son at around 2.30am when they were approached by a man.

Man charged after serious assault.
Man charged after serious assault.

An altercation then took place and Mr Cleary was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground.

The man then ran off in the direction of the back of the Wilko carpark.

As a result of the attack Mr Cleary sustained serious, life-threatening head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Mr Cleary had lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and still remains in hospital at this time.

It is understood that his injuries are life-changing.

The victim’s son also sustained minor injuries.

Later on November 24, 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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