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Wyverstone: Parish council chairman James Arnold admits assault charge, but denies second assault

PUBLISHED: 15:40 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:40 28 April 2014

Police in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

Police in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

Wyverstone Parish Council chairman James Arnold pleaded guilty to assault by beating when he appeared before Bury St Edmunds magistrates today.

The 49-year-old, of Potash Road, Wyverstone, near Stowmarket, was charged with two counts of assault. One of the allegations related to November 11 last year. The other was said to have taken place on March 27.

Arnold admitted one of the assaults and pleaded not guilty to the other which will now go to trial.

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