May 23 2013 Latest news:
Friday, February 15, 2013
Two men who were due to be sentenced today for their part in a brutal attack on a Fakenham tattooist have offered to provide information to police about a third person, who they claim was involved.
Ricky Fuller, 28, of Blenheim Road, Sculthorpe, and Aaron Ellwood, 30, of Rose Walk, Wicken Green Village may both have their sentences reduced for co-operation with police over the alleged third person.
Fuller pleaded guilty last month to causing grievous bodily harm to Dan Tidd on February 12 last year and has also admitted causing actual bodily harm to Ben Gillard on the same date.
Fuller and Ellwood have both admitted affray on the same date.
The assault left Mr Tidd, who was 29 at the time and living in North Creake, needing facial reconstruction surgery.
He had to take some time off his work as a tattooist at 4Skin Tattooing in Fakenham.
Fuller and Ellwod appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday, when they were due to be sentenced.
But both the prosecution and the defence asked the judge for the sentencing to be adjourned.
Michael Clare, representing Fuller, asked recorder Michael Evans for a 28-day adjournment to allow police to investigate information provided by Fuller and Ellwood.
He said: “We all don’t want this case to go on for too much longer but there is a real danger of injustice, not only because of the credit that may be given to Fuller and Ellwood but also because of the need to establish the facts and to see exactly who did what.”
Mr Evans said: “It is unfortunate on all accounts that these sentences can not be dealt with today.
“But I will adjourn this matter to see what sort of assistance you both have provided in relation to further investigations into this matter.”
Fuller and Ellwood are due back in court for sentencing on March 15.
Police in Norwich have launched an investigation after a woman claimed in a tweet she had knocked a cyclist off their bike.
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