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Man charged after teenager dies following assault in Norfolk street

PUBLISHED: 20:10 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 08:51 10 July 2019

Saddlebow Road, in South Lynn, where the attack took place  Picture: Chris Bishop

Saddlebow Road, in South Lynn, where the attack took place Picture: Chris Bishop

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A man has been charged after a teenager who was attacked during an assault in King's Lynn at the weekend has died.

Police were called to Saddlebow Road in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 7) at about 3.30am following reports a teenager had been assaulted.

The 17-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

He was pronounced dead earlier on Tuesday (July 9).

Liam Russell, 31, of Metcalf Avenue, Lynn, has been charged with assault occasionaing grievous bodily harm and remanded in police custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning (July 10).

The current charge will be subject to review pending the results of a Home Office post mortem examination which will be held in due course.

A 30-year-old woman arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

The victim's family are being supported by specially trained officers and a Home Office post mortem will be held in due course.

They have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

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