Trial date in assault case

THE trial of a man charged with assaulting his sister will take place next month.

Shaun Jacobs, of Cats Lane, Sudbury, is alleged to have assaulted Samantha Jacobs in Hadleigh on March 27 this year.

Mrs Jacobs, who is thought to be the only witness to the alleged attack, was due to give evidence at an earlier hearing, but was unable to attend court.

At Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Friday, a trial date was set for September 19.

Jacobs was remanded on bail on the condition that he does not contact his sister.