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Pensioner to face murder charge - nearly 16 years after attack on man in Cambridge

Alexander Lloyd died nearly 14 years after being assaulted in Cambridge Credit: Cambridge News

A man convicted of wounding a 23-year-old in Cambridge 16 years ago has been summoned to court to answer a charge of murder.

Alexander Lloyd was left with irreversible brain damage and paralysis after an assault on Hills Road in 2003. Nearly 14 years later, he died.

Bakri Siraj-Eldin was jailed in 2004 in connection with the attack.

Now 79 and living in Hove, East Sussex, he has been summoned to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court to answer a charge of murder.

Bakri Siraj-Eldin faces a charge of murder over the death of Alexander Lloyd Credit: Cambridge News


How did man found dead in Diss churchyard get head injury?

A man's body was found in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Diss Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are trying to work out how a man found dead in a churchyard in Diss suffered a head injury.

The victim, who is believed to be in his 40s, was discovered just before 9am on Tuesday, 30 April, in the grounds of St Mary's Church.

Det Insp Lewis Craske, of Norfolk Police, said a post mortem examination was due to take place today (Wednesday).

"It is not yet clear how the man came to suffer the head injury and our enquiries are ongoing to try and establish the exact circumstances leading up to his death.

"While we are treating the death as unexplained at this time, I would urge anyone who may be able to assist with our enquiries to contact police."

– Set Insp Lews Crask, Norfolk Police


Burglar raided Essex home armed with stun gun

Ioan Sabou was jailed for 12 years Credit: Essex Police

A burglar who stormed a house in Essex armed with batons and stun guns has been jailed for 12 years.

Ioan Sabou, of Combs Lane, Great Finborough, was found guilty of aggravated burglary at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The 35-year-old entered the home of a woman in her 30s along with three other men at St Peter's Street in Colchester in May 2018.

They were armed with stun guns and batons, which they used to restrain the victim. A stun gun was used on her friend.

The burglars stole mobile phones, a tablet, cash and bank cards.

Sabou was arrested after one of the cards was used at a nearby garage.

As well as being found guilty of aggravated burglar, fraud by false representation and possession of a firearm, he was convicted of nine other thefts that took place in Norwich.

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