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Teenage man admits assault on taxi driver in Ipswich which left him with serious head injuries



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A teenager has admitted an attack on a taxi driver in Ipswich last month, which saw the victim spend almost a month in hospital recovering from serious head and face injuries.

Jack Powell, 19, of Lattice Avenue in Ipswich, pleaded guilty to robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday, following the assault in the early hours of Sunday, November 7.

Police were called to Tower Mill Road at 3.45am by a member of the public who said a man had been attacked.

A teenager has admitted an attack on a taxi driver in Ipswich last month which left him with serious head and face injuries
A teenager has admitted an attack on a taxi driver in Ipswich last month which left him with serious head and face injuries

Witnesses reported hearing it happening and when they intervened, the suspect threw something at them and left the scene in the direction of Bramford Road.

Officers arrived at the scene within minutes and found and arrested Powell at just after 4am in Wallace Road.

It is understood the taxi driver had driven Powell from Colchester to Ipswich.

The victim, a man in his 40s, suffered serious head and facial injuries in the attack.

He spent almost a month at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, from which he was discharged at the weekend. He is now continuing his recovery at home.

Powell has been bailed pending a sentencing hearing to be held at Ipswich Crown Court next month, on Thursday, January 27.

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