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Possible heart attack halts trial

The trial of a man accused of assaulting a teenage girl was halted after he suffered a suspected heart attack at Frome Magistrates' Court.

Stephen Hyland, 52, of Aller Road, Langport, was taken to hospital after telling the judge he felt unwell.

Mr Hyland denies assaulting the girl, who has Asperger's Syndrome, in a pub in Somerton in December 2006.

The trial of the care home manager, who suffered a heart attack in August last year, was adjourned until next month.

The 52-year-old is the managing director of Synergy Child Services, which runs Somerton Care Home.

He was given oxygen before being taken to Bath's Royal United Hospital.

The next hearing is due to take place on 21 October at Wells Magistrates' Court.


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