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Man charged with GBH and possession of a machete following assault in Sudbury

A man has been charged in connection with a vicious assault in Sudbury over the weekend, which left the victim with head and leg injuries.

Police officers were called out to a property in Suffolk Road on Saturday at 7.30pm, where the owner – a man aged in his 40s – had been attacked, sustaining a deep cut to his head and minor injuries to his legs, as a result.

It is understood that the injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

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Following police enquiries, two men were arrested on Saturday evening, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, in relation to the incident.

The men – aged 38 and 33, respectively – were both taken to the Suffolk Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds for questioning.

Subsequently, Jimmy Roberts, 38, of Grenville Road, Sudbury, was formally charged on Sunday, on counts of grevious bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, namely a machete, and aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

Roberts appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, and was remanded in custody, to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on June 1, 2020.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old man was released on police bail, pending further enquires, and must return to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on May 29.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or has any information should police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 37/24376/20.

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