Man, 31, appears in court over attack on homeless victim in public park

A man has appeared in court in connection with an incident in Diss Mere Park. Picture: Simon Parkin

A man has appeared in court in connection with an incident in Diss Mere Park. Picture: Simon Parkin - Credit: Simon Parkin

A 31-year-old has appeared in court after being charged in relation to an attack on a homeless man who suffered serious facial injuries.

Police were called to Park Road near Diss Mere Park, Diss, shortly after 9.40pm on August 17 last year following reports a man had been attacked by another man armed with a metal tool.

The victim, a 32-year-old homeless man, was taken to hospital for treatment following the attack.

Mark Stagg appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday (March 13) having been charged with wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent on August 17 last year.

He is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon, namely a socket wrench, at Diss Mere Park on the same date.


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The case was formally sent to Norwich Crown Court on April 14.

Stagg, of Viscount Close, Diss, was granted conditional bail until the next hearing at the crown court.

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