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Man 'hit with hammer' in Bury St Edmunds assault

PUBLISHED: 14:54 18 October 2019

A man in his 20s is said to have been hit with a hammer in Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds  Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A man in his 20s is said to have been hit with a hammer in Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A man accused of striking another man with a hammer in Bury St Edmunds has been charged by Suffolk police.

Police were called to the Cornhill shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, October 16 following reports a man in his 20s had been hit with a hammer.

The victim was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which police say are not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Samuel Ryder, of Firtree Close in Bury St Edmunds, was arrested a short time later before being taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The 25-year-old has since been charged with malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) and for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Friday, October 18 and is now due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, November 15.

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