Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Ipswich: Two youths sentenced for attack on foreign student

07:25 19 March 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

A 16-year-old foreign student was pulled to the ground and kicked and punched by three youths as he walked home from a barbecue, a court has heard.

shares

The student, who was attending a high school in Lowestoft and was due to return to China two weeks later, suffered a cut and grazes in the incident, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

He was walking along Park Road at 11pm on June 14 and was passing the Prince Albert pub when he heard knocking on the window and turned to see a youth mouthing abuse at him, said Marc Brown, prosecuting.

The student continued on his journey and heard shouting and saw three men running towards him saying: “Let’s get him.”

One of the men pulled him to the ground and he was the punched and kicked, said Mr Brown.

The incident came to an end when a woman came to see what the commotion was outside her home.

Before the court were two youths aged 16 and 17 who admitted actual bodily harm. They were each ordered to do 80 hours’ unpaid work in the community and to pay £500 compensation. The younger defendant was given a two-month curfew and ordered to pay £250 costs and the 17-year-old was given a three-month curfew with six months supervision.

Sentencing the teenagers, who cannot be named because of their age, Recorder Richard Christie described the offence as a serious, unprovoked attack.

shares

1 comment

  • Repulsive behaviour, they should be very ashamed of themselves! How very brave to gang up on a defenceless boy! you sicken me!

    Report this comment

    A Palmer

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bev Lambert, left, of the Over The Rainbow charity with the Moore familiy - Sarah and Kevin Moore with children Curtis (15), Ellie (12), Bethany (7) and Rhys (4).

An appeal to help a Suffolk family coping with a severely autistic child who is unable to sleep through the night has reached its target – after an anonymous donation for the full amount.

Ipswich Hospital has bought the old Bridge School site for development.

Ipswich Hospital’s redevelopment plans have received a major boost after it bought the site of the former Bridge School on Heath Road.

Charity evening on the ice at Winter Wondeland in Colchester

Suppliers, small businesses and individuals have “little chance” of getting any of the quarter of a million pounds they are owed from the collapse of Colchester’s outdoor ice rink.

Freston Tower

Dendrochronology is the scientific art of dating timber by comparing the patterns in the end grain of a sample from the building in question with the known growth of typical trees at the time, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

QD Stores logo

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a disturbance at an Ipswich branch of QD.

Sleeping Giants episode four

The Sleeping Giants are back with a packed episode four, discussing the best goal ever scored, comebacks which should never have happened and the FA Vase.

Visitors got to take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch at the Flatford RSPB over the weekend.
Amy and Julia Hill.

Our photographers travel across Suffolk and north Essex, recording the events of the week.

Police close road (file picture)

Saddlemakers Lane in Melton has reopened in both directions.

Mouth cancer survivor Sam Fordham with husband Neil and five-year-old daughter Molly

A woman who beat mouth cancer has said it is vital people who think they have symptoms of any form of the disease gets them checked out early.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24