Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Mum lied to protect son during knife attack investigation

10:49 23 January 2013

Three men bailed over alleged rape offence

Three men bailed over alleged rape offence

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A MOTHER and her partner have denied deliberately lying to police officers who were investigating a knife attack carried out by her son.

Vicki Ricketts, 34, and Barry Ryder, 42, were both living in a flat in Burrell Road, Ipswich last May when Ricketts’ son Aiden Ricketts slashed the side of another resident’s face, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Following the incident Vicki Ricketts and Ryder both provided witness statements to the police but neither of them mentioned that Aiden Ricketts was present at the time of the attack, said Simon Gladwell, prosecuting.

Vicki Ricketts and Ryder have both denied attempting to pervert the course of justice by providing false information to police officers investigating the wounding of Aleksej Fiodorov.

Mr Gladwell told the court that Aiden Rickets had been convicted of wounding Mr Fiodorov with intent to do him grievous bodily harm last August.

Giving evidence, Vicki Ricketts said she hadn’t been in Mr Fiodorov’s room at the time of the attack and had thought the wound to his face had been caused by someone else.

Ryder told the court he been drinking in his room with Aiden Ricketts on the evening of the attack and during a visit to Mr Fiodorov’s room had seen some “pushing and shoving” and a man on the floor.

He had gone back to his room next door and had then heard someone calling for an ambulance.

Ryder said he had spoken to the emergency services operator and had told her they didn’t need an ambulance after Mr Fiodorov said he didn’t want one to be called.

The trial continues today.

0 comments

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A teenage registered sex offender has been given a suspended prison term after police discovered he had moved to Ipswich from the Midlands without telling them.

A loo with a view in Pakefield

With so much to see and do on the Suffolk coast, a day trip is just never long enough - so why not make a weekend of it? Or even book a week-long holiday?

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A 20-year-old man from Ipswich has been charged with allegedly kicking a female police officer in the face and biting her male colleague.

BHS in Ipswich.

With BHS set to close across the country by the end of August, retail bosses and politicians are now looking for an alternative use for the large store in Ipswich’s Butter Market Street.

Simon O'Brien-Ellington with his wife, Claire.

Paths are for people, not for cars. That is the driving force behind a campaign started by Ipswich man Simon O’Brien-Ellington who says badly parked cars block access for wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs and blind people.

Pupils at Sprites Primary School have a junior pig named Mudlet that they have painted as part of Pigs Gone Wild project.

Can your children create a brightly coloured pig to rival those that have popped up around Ipswich this summer?

England's Harry Martin in 2014.

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, together with Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, host a business engagement events at UCS, to give businesses in the East the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of devolution. 
Panel of speakers Chris Starkie Chris Bally Dr Peter Funnell Andy Wood OBE Mark Pendlington answer relevant questions

Business leaders from across east Suffolk have come together to back proposals for the region to get more devolved powers from the government.

East Anglian Air Ambulance

A woman suffered a broken leg after falling from a horse in Santon Downham, near Brandon.

Police are at the scene

Two people have been flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with “potentially life-changing” injuries at a crash in Newton Road Sudbury.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24