Former Lowestoft man sentenced over “savage” metal bar attack on man

Ben Moore, formerly of Surrey Street in Lowestoft, was sentenced to three years in a young offender

Ben Moore, formerly of Surrey Street in Lowestoft, was sentenced to three years in a young offender institution. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant

A former Lowestoft man has been detained following a 'savage' metal bar attack, which left his victim with a broken nose and other injuries.

Ben Moore, formerly of Surrey Street in Lowestoft, was sentenced to three years following an attack in an alleyway in the town in March where a 47-year-old man was beaten with a metal bar.

Moore, 20, struck his victim 'several times' with the metal bar, leaving the 47-year-old man with a broken nose, a deep cut to the bridge of his nose, bruising to his eye, bruising to his body and a hand/wrist fracture.

Moore appeared at Ipswich Crown Court last Thursday (July 28), where he pleaded guilty to wounding/GBH, assault by beating and possession of an offensive weapon – the metal bar.

He was sentenced to three years in a young offender institution, and was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.


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The incident happened in an alleyway at the back of homes in Beresford Road in Lowestoft about 2.45pm on Saturday, March 5.

The 47-year-old man had been walking along the alleyway from Love Road when he was attacked with the bar and struck in the face.

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A police spokesman said that Moore was quickly identified as the offender and he was traced and arrested in the early hours of March 9 on suspicion of GBH. He was subsequently charged with the three offences in connection with the incident and appeared before magistrates on March 10, where he was remanded in custody.

Det Con John Beales, officer overseeing the case, said; 'This was a nasty attack that left the victim with a broken nose and other injuries after he was struck several times with the bar.

'The victim told police there had been a verbal argument between him and Moore in the Britten Centre in Lowestoft earlier in the day where Moore had spat in his face and shouted obscenities at him.

'The attack however was sudden and savage,' Det Con Beales said.

'Both witness accounts and forensic evidence supported the victims report, with a coat being found in Moore's home found to have the victim's blood on it.

'Moore changed his plea to guilty on Thursday and we're pleased he has now been jailed for a substantial term.'

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