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Man denies throwing drain cleaner at police officers

PUBLISHED: 15:09 03 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:09 03 January 2020

Police officers and scenes of crime officers at Tonning Street in Lowestoft after two police officers were injured in an early morning raid. Pictures: Mick Howes

Police officers and scenes of crime officers at Tonning Street in Lowestoft after two police officers were injured in an early morning raid. Pictures: Mick Howes

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The trial of a man accused of throwing drain cleaner at two police officers will take place in May.

A general view of Tonning Street in Lowestoft with police at the scene. Picture: Mark BoggisA general view of Tonning Street in Lowestoft with police at the scene. Picture: Mark Boggis

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday (January 3) for a plea hearing via a prison video link was Mark Bedwell, 49, of Tonning Street, Lowestoft, who pleaded not guilty to two offences of throwing drain cleaner at the two officers with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or do them grievous bodily harm.

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The offences are alleged to have been committed after police officers attended a house in Tonning Street, Lowestoft at about 4.45am on December 5 last year.

Two officers were taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for treatment after a liquid was allegedly thrown at them by a male occupant.

Police officers and scenes of crime officers at Tonning Street in Lowestoft after two police officers were injured in an early morning raid. Pictures: Mick HowesPolice officers and scenes of crime officers at Tonning Street in Lowestoft after two police officers were injured in an early morning raid. Pictures: Mick Howes

Following the alleged incident police said that one of the officers suffered minor facial burns while the other had minor injuries.

Bedwell's trial, which is set to last three days, is expected to get underway on May 6.


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