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Man allegedly held knife to victim’s throat in burglary

PUBLISHED: 15:18 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:18 01 October 2019

The trial is expected to continue at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

The trial is expected to continue at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

The trial of a Lowestoft man accused of robbing another man at knifepoint in his home has been adjourned due to a juror being unwell.

Shinda Lee, 31, of Snape Drive, Lowestoft, has denied robbery and having a knife on February 22 this year.

During the Lee allegedly held a kitchen knife to the frightened 24-year-old man's throat and told him he'd recently been released from prison and 'wasn't someone to be messed with', Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Michael Procter, prosecuting, said Lee made off from the victim's flat in Denmark Road, Lowestoft, with two mobile phones, a games console and his bike.

The court heard that the alleged victim, who has mild learning difficulties, saw Lee in a store in Lowestoft and he had allegedly claimed that the man or his brother owed him £80.

Lee had accompanied the man back to his flat where the incident took place.

Lee denied threatening the victim with a knife and claimed the man had given him the items to pay off part of a debt.

The trial is expected to continue on Wednesday, October 2.

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