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Man denies GBH in late night brawl outside Ipswich’s Vodka Revolution club, court hears

PUBLISHED: 16:40 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 05 December 2017

The alleged incident is said to have happened near to Vodka Revolution in Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The alleged incident is said to have happened near to Vodka Revolution in Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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An Ipswich man suffered a fractured skull after a late night attack in the town centre, it has been alleged.

Daniel Buck spent 10 days in hospital following the alleged assault in March last year, and in addition to a fractured skull he also suffered partial hearing loss and bleeding on his brain, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Before the court is Lewis Jones, 27, of Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, who has denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Buck on March 28 last year.

Mr Buck told the court he had been in Vodka Revolution in Ipswich town centre with his partner and her brother and had tapped a woman on the shoulder and asked if she would like a date with his brother-in-law.

Jones had allegedly told Mr Buck that the woman was with him and Mr Buck told him he didn’t realise she was with anyone.

The two men had later seen each other in a nearby chip shop and Mr Buck claimed that Lewis had suggested they went outside.

“I said OK as I thought it was to talk about what happened before,” said Mr Buck.

He said there was no aggression between them and he claimed that outside the chip shop Lewis suggested they went towards the bus station.

He claimed Lewis then said something about there being no cameras there and at that stage Mr Buck said he had held back.

He told the court he then saw Lewis do something with what he thought was his watch. “He could have taken it off or put it over his fist,” said Mr Buck.

He claimed that Lewis had asked him if he knew who he was and had said: “I’m Louis the boxer.”

Mr Buck said he had turned to walk away and had no recollection of what happened next.

The court heard that Jones went to a police station a week after the alleged attack after the police issued a press release containing pictures of a suspect.

Jones claimed that he thought he was going to be hit by Mr Buck and thought he would get in first.

He had hit Mr Buck once with a clenched fist and had then run off without looking back.

The trial continues.

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