Ipswich Chinese takeaway attack: Lianjun Sun jailed

Lianjun Sun and Garrick Way, Ipswich The attack by Lianjun Sun was described as "horrific and brutal" by Suffolk Police

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A man who attacked a colleague with a meat cleaver at a Chinese takeaway in Ipswich has been jailed for 10 years.

Ruojn Tian was found unconscious with life-threatening cuts to her neck at the New China on Garrick Way in November.

Lianjun Sun, 51, of Cromer Road, admitted causing grievous bodily harm, but was cleared of attempted murder in a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Ms Tian is still recovering from her injuries, said police.

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[The attack] will take her many years to get over both psychologically and physically”

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'Brutal attack'

Following the attack, a meat cleaver was found in undergrowth behind the parade of shops.

A search of Sun's home led to the discovery of a top with blood stains on it and three blood-stained tissues.

Det Sgt Carl Dye said: "This was a truly horrific and brutal attack on the victim - one I am sure will take her many years to get over both psychologically and physically.

"I am encouraged by the sentence imposed on Lianjun Sun and I would like to thank those who not only came to the assistance of the victim on the day, but also assisted us throughout the investigation which has enabled justice to be done."

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