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Man in court accused of leaving Luton man in permanent coma

The trial has begun of a man accused of beating and stamping on a man in Luton so hard he's still in a coma fourteen months after the attack.

The court heard how Henry Huggins is being kept alive only by machine and will never wake. He was attacked outside flats on the Fairley Hill estate in Luton in August 2013.

Prosecutors told the jury at Luton Crown Court how James Early, 40, had left the scene and told a friend what he'd done. He has pleaded not guilty to the attack.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.


Former police officer charged with assault

A retired senior Essex Police officer has been charged with assault following an alleged dispute with a neighbour in Ipswich.

Lee Weavers, a former acting assistant chief constable, appeared before Ipswich magistrates charged with using a police baton as an offensive weapon.

He did not enter a plea, but is expected to plead not guilty at a later date.