Man found guilty of Great Yarmouth murder

A Great Yarmouth man has been jailed for life after being convicted of the vicious murder of a 52-year-old man.

Archie Kerr was attacked outside his home in the Denenside area of Yarmouth during the early hours of January 31. He suffered severe facial and head injuries which eventually resulted in his death from pneumonia two months later.

A jury at Norwich Crown Court found Wlliam Rowley, 37, of Ordnance Road, Yarmouth, guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison - he will serve a minimum of 17 years before being considered for parole.

Co-defendant Darren John Peake, 37, of Gloucester Avenue, Gorleston was acquitted.

Det Insp Andy Guy, who lead the investigation, said: 'The court heard that Rowley had a long history of serious violence. The attack on Archie Kerr was totally unprovoked and appears to have been revenge for an earlier altercation involving Archie's son. The level of violence used was extreme and totally unnecessary.'

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