Man beaten and bitten by attackers

A MAN was beaten unconscious in an "unprovoked" attack as he walked home from a night out in Ipswich, a court heard today.Steven Taylor told Ipswich Crown Court he was punched and kicked about the head and bitten on the arm by brothers Shaun and Luke Burton.

A MAN was beaten unconscious in an "unprovoked" attack as he walked home from a night out in Ipswich, a court heard today.

Steven Taylor told Ipswich Crown Court he was punched and kicked about the head and bitten on the arm by brothers Shaun and Luke Burton.

The victim of the alleged attack said he left the Rosary Conservative Club in Bramford Road with a group of friends at about 11.30pm on January 25 this year.

He told the jury he had crossed the road after the brothers, who were approaching the group, had shouted something at him in an "aggressive" manner.


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"I was shoved through a fence and hedge into a front garden and beaten about the head with fists and feet," he said.

Sally Hickling, prosecuting, said that the "unprovoked" attack left Mr Taylor unconscious. He suffered two badly swollen eyes, a broken nose, cuts to his hands and fingers and bruising to his jaw and arms.

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Shaun Burton, 24, of Newson Street, Ipswich, denies assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Miss Hickling said he told police he was "acting in self defence". His brother, 19, of Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to the same charge at today's hearing and will be sentenced tomorrow.

Under cross examination Mr Taylor denied hitting Shaun Burton or striking his face with his knee.

"I didn't hit anyone. There was no fight," he said.

The trial continues.

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