Man to be charged with murder of Ipswich father who was found on driveway

Clive Wyard died of a severe head injury, having sustained a skull fracture and a bleed on the brain

A man is to be charged with the murder of Clive Wyard - Credit: Archant

A 33-year-old is to be charged with the murder of an Ipswich man who was found unconscious outside his home in 2018.

Clive Wyard was found collapsed on his driveway in Valley Road at 7.15am on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Mr Wyard, a grandfather-of-nine, had left the Royal George pub shortly after midnight and made the 20-minute walk to his home near the junction of Westerfield Road.

He had sustained injuries to his head and face, including black eyes, a split cleft lip, a further cut to his lip, a deep cut to his cheek and other cuts to his body.

The 74-year-old retired Felixstowe dock worker was taken to Ipswich Hospital but died 12 days later.

Clive Wyard, 74, died following a severe head injury. Police have launched a murder inquiry into his

Clive Wyard was found on his driveway in 2018 - Credit: Archant

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A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Wyard died as a result of a severe head injury, having sustained a skull fracture and a bleed on the brain.

Rhys Burroughs, previously of Colchester Road, Ipswich, has been summonsed to appear before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on Thursday, May 20.

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Burroughs, who is currently in custody, will be formally charged with murder and attempted robbery at the hearing. 

Mr Wyard's family, Jackie Garnham, Jo Wyard and Desmond Wyard, want anyone with any information to l

Mr Wyard's family pictured on the one-year anniversary of his death - Credit: Archant

The inquiry into Mr Wyard's death was conducted by the joint major investigation team at Suffolk and Norfolk police. 

The investigation led to approval being gained from the Crown Prosecution Service to bring charges against Burroughs. 

Speaking on the two-year anniversary of Mr Wyard's death in July 2020, his children, Jo, Des and Jackie, said: "It is a struggle to find the words that can express how much we continue to be devastated by our dad’s death. 

“To everyone that knew him, he was a gentle, humble, loving, patient and selfless man, who always gave without expecting anything in return."

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