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Man jailed for life-threatening attack in Bury St Edmunds

Sinclair was sentenced on Thursday 6th February (Suffolk Police).

Suffolk Police have said his victim, a 72-year-old male, is still recovering from injuries suffered in 2018.

It follows an incident where the victim, who was walking with his son on Tayfen Road on 24th November, was approached by a man and an altercation took place.

He was punched in the head and fell to the ground, suffering life-threatening head injuries as a result and was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital.

The victim had a lengthy surgery to treat his injuries and is still recovering. His son also suffered minor injuries during the incident.

24-year-old James Sinclair, of Green Lane in Honington, was sentenced on Thursday 6th February 2020 to 15 months in prison for causing grievous bodily harm.


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