Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 10°C

Search
Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

‘Despicable’ robber jailed for another violent theft in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:30 01 November 2017

Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Archant

A violent thief, jailed for ripping jewellery from the neck of a woman in a wheelchair, is back behind bars for violently robbing a deaf man he had known since childhood.

Sean Dickson, 25, from Worcester Way, in Gorleston, was jailed for six years following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

He denied stealing the bank cards of a 50-year-old deaf man in April, after hitting him over the head in an alleyway off London Road South, in Lowestoft, kicking and punching him on the ground, leaving him with a broken nose and eye socket.

Lowestoft detective, Matt Adams said: “The victim had known Sean Dickson since a child, so to suddenly turn on this vulnerable individual in such an aggressive and violent manner, causing such injuries, is particularly despicable.”

Dickson, who in 2013 was convicted of robbing two necklaces from a woman in a wheelchair, also received a restraining order.

Hosting a barbeque or grabbing a cool pint in the local pub for the England game tomorrow? Check here to see how warm it will be where you are.

Shoppers have expressed shock after plans to shut to a “struggling” East of England Co-op store in Ipswich were announced.

Thousands of the region’s bravest swimmers donned their wetsuits and took the plunge at the Great East Swim when it returned to Suffolk today.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

Thousands of runners dressed in pink are expected to descend on Trinity Park near Ipswich this weekend to play their part in the fight against cancer.

Essex Police says it is “very concerned” for the welfare of two missing young people – who are believed to be together in the Colchester area.

A special baton relay will arrive on the Suffolk coast on Monday as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the formation of the RAF.

Four people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Chelmsford yesterday have been released.

The coast of California USA and Fore Street, Ipswich swimming pool are worlds apart in several ways, but for former Ipswich lady, Karen Quezada, nee Spanner, who now lives in California, the little Victorian built pool in Ipswich holds a special place in her heart.

Rail services between Ipswich and Cambridge are returning to normal after a freight train broke down at Bury St Edmunds this morning.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24