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News createt: 12-01-2011

Jeff Burton assaulted, convention organiser charged


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Jeff Burton, son of James Burton, was assaulted in the Hilton Metropole hotel, near the Birmingham NEC on Sunday.

Michael Cawthray, organiser of the Birmingham Elvis Presley convention, director of the Elvis European Championships Ltd and an Elvis tribute act, has been charged with attacking the son of the King’s guitarist. He has been bailed to appear at Solihull Magistrates’ Court later this month. 

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 4.25am on January 9 to reports of a man bleeding in the lobby area of the Hilton Metropole Hotel."

Jeff Burton was taken to Heartlands Hospital with a broken cheekbone, a broken nose and cuts to his face. He remains in a stable condition at the hospital.

Jeff Burton

Source: Nick McCarthy