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Teenager sentenced to seven years over burglary and assault with candle holder.

A teenager has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a burglary in Witham, Essex where he assaulted a man with a candle holder.

The 17 year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into the home of a man in his 30s in the early hours of May 7.

He was disturbed by the victim and a struggle broke out when he tried to flee. The boy bit the victim and hit him repeatedly over the head with a metal candle holder, leaving him with deep cuts to his head.

The teenager was convicted of GBH with intent and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Chelmsford Crown Court.

“Using such a level of violence on a whim is really concerning. I want to praise the courage of the victim throughout the investigation and court process. I hope this sentence provides him with some solace.”

– Detective Constable Greg Najdan

Woman sprayed in the face with paint during Norfolk road rage incident

Woman was assaulted with what is believed to be red spray paint Credit: Gregor Fischer/DPA/PA Images

A woman was sprayed in the face with what is believed to be red spray paint during a road rage incident in East Wretham, Norfolk.

The woman was driving towards Watton on the evening of October 11. She became involved in an row with a man driving a Vauxhall Corsa who fled after the assault.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, should contact Norfolk Police on 101.


Police release CCTV images after burglars carried out a "brutal" attack on elderly man in Luton

Police are urging people to come forward with information. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of people they want to identify in connection with a "brutal assault" during burglary in Luton. The incident left an elderly man with a fractured spine, fractured ribs and cuts and bruises.

He was set upon by two men after he disturbed them at his home on Ashburnham Road during the early hours of August 10. After searching the house the assailants fled empty handed.

The elderly man sustained a number of injuries Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This was an incredibly nasty assault which left an elderly man injured and, not surprisingly, extremely shaken. We’re looking for people to help us identify two men in the CCTV footage we are issuing, who we believe may be able to assist us with our enquiries.”

– Detective Constable Jason Wheeler

Man dies after Corby assault

A man has died after an assault outside a KFC in Corby Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died after an assault in Corby.

It happened at the KFC on Oakley Road last month - a 38-year-old man was taken to hospital, but died ten days later.

Ashley Palmer, who's 28 and from Corby, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court next Monday.

Police are patrolling the area tonight looking for witnesses.

Man arrested over pensioner attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at Frinton in Essex where an 82-year-old man was seriously injured.

The 45-year-old of no fixed address was arrested in the local area this lunchtime.

He is currently being questioned by detectives at Clacton police station.

The incident happened outside the Co-Op shop in Elmtree Avenue, Frinton, just after 7am on Sunday, February 22.

The victim who lives nearby is being treated at Addenbrookes Hospital. He suffered serious facial injuries as a result of the attack.

Police are still appealing for witnesses and urge anyone who knows anything to contact Clacton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man 'critical' after Ipswich assault

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after an assault in Ipswich this morning. Police were called at 3.25am to Old Foundry Road,

The man was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious head injuries and has now been transferred to Addenbrokes Hospital in Cambridge where his condition is described as critical. A 36-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of assault.


E-fit issued after pupil assaulted

E-fit of attacker Credit: Essex Police

Police have issued an e-fit of a man who attacked a pupil in the girls' changing rooms at Felsted Preparatory School near Great Dunmow in Essex on Tuesday January 8th.

He's described as white, 5' 10" and around 30 years old, with crooked teeth and gelled brown hair. He was wearing jeans, a blue hoodie with white tassles, and trainers.

Woman assaulted in Newmarket

Police in Newmarket are searching for a man who assaulted a woman in a shop on the High Street on Tuesday afternoon.

He tried to make his way behind the counter and wrestled with the victim, who was serving.

The man is described as 68-72 years old, between 5’8”-5’9” tall and of stocky build. He was unshaven and wore light-sensitive glasses. He had three distinctive moles on his face and may have had a local accent.

He was wearing a black leather donkey jacket, a black beanie hat and dark baggy trousers.

Arrests after Ipswich assault

Two people have been arrested following an assault in a pub on Tower Street in Ipswich.

The incident happened just after midnight on Tuesday 16th October. Two male members of staff suffered injuries including a broken rib, a fractured eye socket and a broken finger.

A 25-year-old man from Ipswich and a 24-year-old woman from Liverpool were arrested on Tuesday 20th November on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. They were released on bail while police investigate.

Police appeal for Bury St Edmunds assault witness

Police are appealing for the witness of an assault on an 11-year-old boy to come forward.

A teenage boy, aged around 14 to 15, pushed the 11-year-old to the ground on West Road in Bury St Edmunds at around 4pm on Friday 12 October.

A man, possibly driving a blue or grey Ford Feista, got out of his vehicle to help the victim as the suspect fled the scene.

Police would like to speak to the man who could have information which is important to the investigation.

Officers are also seeking to trace the suspect, who is described as 5ft 2in, of average build and slightly spotty. He has brown hair with a fringe brushed across his face.

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