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Brett Cayzer banned from carrying bricks after continuing one-man feud against police by vandalising three emergency service vehicles

12:01 01 December 2014

Brett Cayzer

Brett Cayzer

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A drunk carrying out a vendetta against police has been banned from carrying bricks in Ipswich after vandalising three emergency service vehicles.

Damage caused by Brett CayzerDamage caused by Brett Cayzer

Homeless man Brett Cayzer was jailed after resuming his one-man feud only three days after being given a conditional discharge for hurling two bricks through glass partitions at Ipswich police base in Museum Street.

On that occasion he told officers after his arrest that he was having a “really bad day”.

Despite the court showing him mercy on Monday, the 52-year-old used another brick to smash the windows and wing mirrors of two police cars and a paramedic’s rapid response vehicle on Thursday.

When Cayzer found out about the paramedic’s vehicle he said he only damaged it because he thought it was a police car, South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court heard.

The shattered windscreen of one of the police vehicles damaged by Brett CayzerThe shattered windscreen of one of the police vehicles damaged by Brett Cayzer

Sue Threadkell, representing Cayzer, said her client’s dislike of the police stemmed from when he was caring for his mother who had dementia.

The former continental lorry driver had gone to get some fish and chips for her lunchtime meal when an officer saw him and said police wanted to talk to him.

Cayzer asked to go home first to ensure his mother would not wander off, but the officer took him to the police station instead.

Mrs Threadkell said: “He wanted to go home to ensure the door was locked but that wasn’t done and made him bear a grudge.”

The court heard Cayzer’s mother died five weeks ago.

Magistrates were also told Cayzer was homeless because he had given up his accommodation to move into his mother’s bungalow.

Mrs Threadkell said: “When his mother passed away he wasn’t entitled to remain in the accommodation and because he had given up his flat to care for his mother he had made himself intentionally homeless so consequently he ended up on the streets.”

Previously prosecutor Ian Devine told the court that shortly after midnight on Thursday police and a paramedic were tending to a victim of an assault in Burrell Road when Cayzer attacked their vehicles.

When Cayzer found out one of the vehicles belonged to the ambulance service he told officers: “The reason I smashed them was because they were police vehicles.

“I didn’t actually realise it was a paramedic’s car otherwise I wouldn’t have touched it. I thought it was a police car.”

Mr Devine said Cayzer was drunk at the time of the offences and the one at Ipswich police station on November 6.

Magistrates jailed Cayzer, who admitted criminal damage, for a total of 18 weeks.

He was also made subject to a criminal behaviour order which prohibits him being found in possession of one or more bricks, or open containers of alcohol, in Ipswich.

After the case Ipswich Chief Inspector Steve Denham said: “This behaviour towards the police is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“Not only have his senseless actions affected the police officers present but have also had a major impact on equipment, services and police time, which could have been used dealing with other community issues.”

6 comments

  • His face has trouble written all over it. those on his team, If he knocked on your door in a mood, you'd slam it quick and call the law.

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    Waddaloada

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • What a sorry state to get in? It would not have hurt the police to let him check his mum,he wasn't under arrest or was he? However the actions taken were silly..but hey at least he will not be drinking and homeless for a while..hopefully by his release the council will have found him at least a room ....respect to him for caring for his mum.....

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    maria

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • someone in his position would have been given plenty of notice, and indeed advice as to where, to go for help with housing as a single, able bodied person would never be allowed to stay in a bungalow suited to someone who is elderly or disabled. Ipswich has a number of organisations that will help those with limited or no statutory entitlement to social housing. Unfortunately if his attitude to authority is the same as it has been to the emergency services then it is no wonder he is in his current position. We all have 'bad days' but if we all went about smashing up buildings and vehicles then society would collapse. We are fast becoming a nation who feel no personal responsibility but a great sense of entitlement.

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    Sentinel Red

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Really? There may well be a real story to tell... but that surely doesn't excuse damaging emergency vehicles. There is potentially an even more damaging story when someone calls for a paramedicthe police and they don't arrive on time because someone has bricked their window? Hope it's not you.

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    be36

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Chantry. They have not treated him any different to anyone else. The only way round it was to see if he could be put on his mums tenancy before she passed away. I know several people who have fallen into the same trap after moving in with elderly relatives.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • So he gave up his flat to care for his elderly mother with dementia. When his mother dies and he has to deal with that .....the council put him on the streets. (As if he made himself intentionally homeless?)......Why don,t the newspaper print the REAL STORY and this gentlemans misfortune. The authorities are simply uncompassionate.

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    chantry

    Monday, December 1, 2014

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