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Man pleads guilty over Bury St Edmunds stabbing




A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty after a man was stabbed in Bury St Edmunds in October.

Hari Farlie, of no fixed address, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court today (Thursday, December 12), where he pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police were called shortly after 11.35pm on Friday, October 25 following reports that a man had been stabbed during an altercation with a group of four or five males in the car park outside The Moreton Hall pub, in Lawson Place.

Ipswich Crown Court. (24090766)
Ipswich Crown Court. (24090766)

The victim, aged in his 20s, was taken by ambulance to hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries. He has since been discharged.

Following an investigation, Farlie was arrested on Wednesday, November 6 in Haverhill and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and remanded for Ipswich Magistrates’ Court the following day.

Five other men were arrested in connection with the incident.

They were:

  • A 32-year-old man, from Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Wednesday, October 30. He was questioned and remains on bail until 27 January 2020.
  • A 29-year-old man, from Haverhill, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Monday, October 28. He was questioned and remains on bail until January 24 2020.
  • A 24-year-old man, now aged 25, from Bury St Edmunds on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday, October 26. He was questioned and remains on bail until January 24 2020.
  • A 29-year-old man, from Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder shortly after the incident on Saturday, October 26. He was questioned and subsequently released under investigation. He will now face no further action at this time.
  • A 29-year-old man, from Braintree, on suspicion of assisting offenders on Wednesday, November 6. He was questioned and subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Farlie is next due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing on January 30 2020.


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