Ipswich: Man to appear in court to stand trial over the death of young dad

IPSWICH: A tyre fitter is due to stand trial today, charged with the manslaughter of a 20-year-old after an alleged incident outside an Ipswich pub.

Paul Dell, formerly of Neath Drive, Ipswich, but now of Discovery Avenue, Ipswich, will appear before His Honour Judge John Devaux today in court five at Ipswich Crown Court.

The 44-year-old is accused of causing the death of Simon Cowles, of The Foyer in Star Lane, Ipswich.

It is alleged that Mr Cowles sustained fatal injuries during an assault in the early hours of April 17, 2011 outside The Smock public house in Maidenhall Approach.

The father-of-one died two days after the alleged incident.


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He was initially taken to Ipswich Hospital with a serious head injury, but he was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he died.

Paying tribute at the time Mr Cowles’s family said: “Simon is a much loved son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson, boyfriend and friend of many. He will be hugely missed, but always remembered in the hearts he touched.”

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Dell, who worked as a tyre fitter at large plant factories across the region, has denied manslaughter.

The trial is expected to last about five days.

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