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Man, 24, pleads not guilty to grievous bodily harm and assault after Tayfen Road attack

A 24-year-old airman has pleaded not guilty to attacking a pensioner and his son in Bury St Edmunds.

James Sinclair, of 27 Squadron RAF Honington, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates' Court this morning to deny inflicting grievous bodily harm to Thomas Cleary and assaulting Patrick Cleary.

Thomas Cleary, aged in his 70s, suffered life-threatening head injuries when he and his son were attacked in Tayfen Road on November 24 at 2.30am.

Thomas Cleary.
Thomas Cleary.

Sinclair was represented by James Yardy.

Magistrate Malcolm Hogarth sent the case to crown court and released Sinclair on conditional bail.

Conditions of Sinclair's bail include remaining inside between the hours of 10pm and 6am, unless on duty and not to contact Patrick or Thomas Cleary.

He is due to attend Ipswich Crown Court on March 11.

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