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Dad-of-three ' kicked to death,' court hears

PUBLISHED: 15:41 05 October 2009 | UPDATED: 08:39 01 August 2010

A terminally ill Suffolk man was kicked to death in an alleyway by two young men, it was alleged in court today.

Father-of-three John Vry, 55, of London Road South, Lowestoft was found with serious injuries in an alleyway off the same road on December 3 last year and died in hospital the following day, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A terminally ill Suffolk man was kicked to death in an alleyway by two young men, it was alleged in court today.

Father-of-three John Vry, 55, of London Road South, Lowestoft was found with serious injuries in an alleyway off the same road on December 3 last year and died in hospital the following day, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Karim Khalil QC prosecuting said Mr Vry was suffering from cancer and had been given a life expectancy of three to six months in the summer of last year.

“By December last year he was plainly not a strong man,” said Mr Khalil.

He alleged that Mr Vry, who was married with three children, was “literally kicked to death” by James Killingback, 23, of Denmark Road, Lowestoft and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Killingback and the 17-year-old boy have denied murdering Mr Vry on December 4 last year.

The trial, which is expected to last four to five weeks, continues.

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