Man jailed following Yarmouth murder
A man in his 30s formerly from Great Yarmouth who received a murder conviction in April 2013, has today, Tuesday 17 May 2016, been found guilty of murder following a retrial.
40 year old Ian Church died after a disturbance outside the Bricklayers Arms pub on Nelson Road Central, Great Yarmouth, in the early hours of Saturday 5 May 2012.
Stuart Layden, aged 33 and formerly of South Quay, Great Yarmouth, was found guilty of murder by jurors following a trial heard by Judge Peter Jacobs at Norwich Crown Court in April 2013.
In March 2015, Layden had his appeal allowed by the Court of Appeal and a retrial commenced at the end of September 2015; however, the jury in that trial was discharged and a second re-trial began on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
Layden was sentenced to 12 years at Norwich Crown Court this afternoon by HHJ HOLT minus the time that he has already served.
Detective Inspector Marie James, Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, commented on the judgement, saying: "I hope today’s verdict and sentence will finally allow Ian Church’s family to move on from what has been an extremely difficult four years.”