March 13 2014 Latest news:
Monday, December 16, 2013
A man who armed himself with a dog chain and knives during a violent incident on an Ipswich housing estate has been jailed for 16 months.
Daniel Wisbey had gone to an area near some shops in Maidenhall Green after an incident involving his mother and sister and had threatened and shouted at two men, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
Wisbey was seen holding a knife and a dog chain and another man with him had a hammer, said Michael Crimp, prosecuting.
One of the men who was being threatened by Wisbey and the man with him had turned to walk away and was hit on the back of the head causing a cut but did not see who inflicted the blow.
The injured man went to the Smock public house and later in the evening saw Wisbey with a carving knife with a 12 inch blade in the pub car park.
Wisbey, 22, of Vernon Street, Ipswich admitted affray and being in breach of a restraining order banning him from going to Maidenhall Approach and was jailed for 16 months.
Roger Thomson for Wisbey said his client hadn’t started the incident near the shops.”There was some issue between the prosecution witnesses and the defendant’s mum and sister and he was concerned about them,” said Mr Thomson.
He said Wisbey had not been responsible for hitting the man on the head.
Mr Thomson said his client accepted being armed with weapons during the incident. “He went there to support his mother,” said Mr Thomson.