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Judge shows mercy on kite man pal

PUBLISHED: 20:45 22 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:54 03 March 2010

An Ipswich judge today adjourned the case against a Stowmarket man who witnessed the death of his friend in a tragic kiting accident to allow him time to grieve.

An Ipswich judge today adjourned the case against a Stowmarket man who witnessed the death of his friend in a tragic kiting accident to allow him time to grieve.

Jason Martin was with Lee Charity from Combs when the 28-year-old stunt kite flyer plunged to his death on Sunday.

Martin appeared before an Ipswich judge today after admitting breaching a drug testing order.

But Judge John Holt adjourned the case against Martin, of Hintlesham Close, Stowmarket, until June 10.

He said: "A letter from his GP indicates he is still grieving following the recent tragic accident at Stowmarket. Because of the fact he is clearly still grief-stricken I am prepared to adjourn the case".

Twenty five year old Martin was given an eighteen month drugs testing order by Bury St Edmunds magistrates on March 5 for the possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon.

Following the adjournment Martin said: "I'm upset. I was the only one there when it happened".

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