Murderer to appeal against sentence

JAILED teenage murderer Lee Ford was due in court today to appeal against his conviction for killing a former Ipswich public schoolboy. Ford, 17, along with Jamie Briggs, 16, was found guilty of the murder of Simon Williams, 30, of Croft Street, Ipswich.

JAILED teenage murderer Lee Ford was due in court today to appeal against his conviction for killing a former Ipswich public schoolboy.

Ford, 17, along with Jamie Briggs, 16, was found guilty of the murder of Simon Williams, 30, of Croft Street, Ipswich.

The duo became the youngest ever people from Suffolk to be convicted of murder after the court was told how Mr Williams, an ex St Joseph's College pupil, had been clubbed to death with a table leg and a tennis racket in May 2000.

One of the grounds for Ford's appeal, due to be heard at the Court of Appeal in London, will be a claim that Judge David Mellor's summing up in the three week trial at Norwich Crown Court last May was unfair.


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