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Judge sums up in acid attack trial

The bus stop where the attack took place Credit: ITV Anglia

The Judge is summing up in the trial of two men accused of being involved in an acid attack on a beautician in Lowestoft.

22-year-old Adele Bellis lost her right ear and was badly disfigured when she was attacked in August last year.

It's alleged that her former partner - 27-year-old Anthony Riley from Lowesoft was - behind the attack. The prosecution at Ipswich Crown Court say he was motivated by jealousy because she had begun another relationship.

It's claimed 39-year-old Leon Thompson, also from Lowestoft, was the one who threw the acid into Adele Bellis's face. He's also accused of attacking her with a knife in April last year.

They deny conspiring to throw sulphuric acid over Miss Bellis, and deny conspiring to wound her.

After Judge John Deavux completes his summing up of the trial which began two weeks ago, the jury will retire to consider the verdicts.

Judge Devaux told the jury they must put aside the understandable sympathy they must feel for the victim and instead concentrate on the evidence they've heard in the trial.


Historic vessel returns to Suffolk

A sailing trawler, more than a century old, has returned to Lowestoft where she was once part of a large fishing fleet.

Deodar, which was owned by local business men John Methias Barnard and Jon Slater made the trip from Stockholm in Sweden where she has spent the last few decades with a new owner.

The family of John Barnard were in Lowestoft to welcome her home.

Click below to see a report from Liz Summers

Coastguards rescue 14-year-old from the sea near Lowestoft

The youngster was seen struggling in the water just after six yesterday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 14 year old boy had to be rescued from the sea at Corton near Lowestoft yesterday (July 31).

The youngster was seen struggling in the water just after 6pm yesterday evening.

Lifeboats from Lowestoft, Yarmouth and Gorleston attended and he was taken to hospital as a precaution.


Pedestrian killed in Lowestoft crash named

The 35-year-old man who died following a road traffic collision in Tom Crisp Way in Lowestoft has been named as Scott Smith from Shadingfield Close in the town.

Mr Smith was a pedestrian who was crossing the road around 5pm on Thursday, 16 July, when he involved in a collision with an Audi A3.

He sustained chest injuries and, despite the efforts of paramedics to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed until 8.45pm while an investigation got underway at the scene.

Lowestoft boxer Ogogo to return to the ring after a year out

Anthony Ogogo (right) will return to the ring this weekend. Credit: PA

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo will return to the ring for the first time in a year this weekend.

The Olympic bronze medalist has spent the last 12 months recovering from Achilles surgery.

He'll make his comeback in Germany against Ukrainian fighter Ruslan Schelev on Saturday night (18 July), where he'll feature on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham v Robert Stieglitz bout.

Lit can of lighter fluid put through homeowners letterbox

Police are investigating after someone put a lit can of lighter fluid through the letterbox of a home in Raglan Street in Lowestoft at around 11pm last night.

Officers were contacted by the fire service about 11.10pm yesterday, Tuesday 12 July, to reports of a fire at the home.

Entry was gained to the premises and the small fire behind the door was extinguished. Minor damage had been caused and no one was hurt.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area.

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