Pair accused of involvement in Lowestoft acid attack to face trial in March


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The trial of two men accused of being involved in an acid attack on a woman in Lowestoft is expected to take place in March.

Adele Bellis, 22, suffered life changing injuries during the alleged attack in London Road South, Pakefield on August 14.

Before Ipswich Crown Court this morning were Leon Thompson, 38, of Alma Road, Lowestoft, and Anthony Riley, 25, of Raglan Street, Lowestoft.

They both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to wound Adele Bellis with intent to do her grievous bodily harm between March 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014.

They also denied a charge of conspiracy to throw sulphuric acid at Miss Bellis with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable her between May 1, 2014 and August 15, 2014.

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Thompson also pleaded not guilty to having a Stanley knife in an alleyway between Camp Road and Till Road, Lowestoft on April 29 and wounding Miss Bellis with intent to do her grievous bodily harm on April 29.

Riley also denied falsely imprisoning Miss Bellis against her will in March.

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Both defendants were remanded in custody and their trial, which is expected to last between five to seven days, is due to take place on March 23.

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