Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Ipswich: Man in family feud jailed

08:00 08 January 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

A man who was involved in a family feud with his aunt threw stones at her and her fiancee and brandished a knife at them as she drove to his mother’s home on a mobility scooter to sort things out, a court has heard.

Terrence Nicholls, 24, had shouted abuse at his aunt Debbie Arnold when he saw her in Kestrel Road, Ipswich in September and she was so upset that she got in touch with her sister Tina Nicholls and arranged to go to her home in London Road to discuss the matter, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

As she was making her way to London Road on her mobility scooter with her partner Michael Rudge Nicholls cycled past them and threw his bicycle at Mr Rudge who managed to deflect it, said Marcus Croskell, prosecuting.

Nicholls had then gone into a garden and threw stones at his aunt and Mr Rudge and Mr Rudge suffered a bruise on one of his fingers as he tried to protect himself and Miss Arnold.

When they reached Nicholls’ home in London Road he appeared from the rear of the property with a kitchen knife and waved it around.

Mr Croskell said Miss Arnold had been very scared during the incident as she had been unable to move away quickly because she was in her mobility scooter.

Nicholls was arrested and when he was taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham he ripped up a book he had been given to read and threw coffee over the walls.

Nicholls, of London Road, Ipswich admitted using threatening behaviour, possessing cannabis, breaching a restraining order, two offences of criminal damage, assault by beatiing and breaching a suspended sentence order.

He was jailed for a total of 18 months,

Mr Croskell said that on another occasion Nicholls had a row with his mother and refused to leave the house. His brother had become involved and Nicholls had come into contact with his mother when she intervened resulting in her falling over and suffering minor injuries.

Nicholls had then run through the garden of his grandparents who lived next door placing him in breach of a restraining order banning him from going to their property.

Craig Marchant for Nicholls said his client had a number of issues which had contributed to his brushes with the law.

He said his client had acted recklessly in the incident which resulted in his mother falling over and his contact with her had been minor.

4 comments

  • awful grammar in this article!

    Report this comment

    JustMyOpinion

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • It wasn't his gramma, it was his aunt !!

    Report this comment

    john

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Will he be a reformed character when he comes out of prison? I doubt it, a leopard can't change it's spots. A life of brushes with the law lies ahead.

    Report this comment

    RC

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Have them put down, do us all a favour

    Report this comment

    Mr M

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Honey Rose arriving at Ipswich Crown Court during her trial

An eye expert who missed serious abnormalities in the eyes of an “active and football loving” Ipswich schoolboy who later died has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Terminally ill Skye Biggs, pictured with her mother Lana Heath and brother together with Felixstowe Mayor and consort Jan and Jon Garfield and Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service and Felixstowe Rugby club, who teamed up to do a charity boat pull at The Prom, Felixstowe  to help raise cash to send Skye and her family to Peppa Pig World. 
Picture: Stephen Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Family of a five-year-old terminally-ill little girl had a simple message for the public today – thank you for making her dream come true!

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Binge-drinker's night out ban

A binge-drinking plasterer has been banned from going out on Fridays and Saturdays after assaulting a police officer while being drunk and disorderly.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A Felixstowe bricklayer told magistrates he was ashamed after swearing at police while drunk and telling them taking him to court would be a waste of time.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24