A man who violently attacked a town centre shopkeeper and a drugged-up tractor driver who destroyed a car in a crash are among those in court this week.

Campbell Cooper

Ipswich Star: Campbell CooperCampbell Cooper (Image: Suffolk Constabulary)

Cambpell Cooper was jailed for 34 months after he violently attacked a town centre shopkeeper and an assistant and daubed graffiti over a church and a memorial bench in Ipswich.

Sentencing 27-year-old Cooper, Recorder Paul Garlick described the attack at the Stop Press Newsagents in Upper Brook Street as “horrifying” and said the graffiti on the Hope church and a memorial bench outside the Lucky 13 tattoo studio was “insensitive and offensive”.

The assistant had two front teeth knocked out during the attack and couldn’t afford to have them replaced and the shop owner was left questioning his future as a shopkeeper following the incident.

Cooper, of no fixed address, admitted wounding, assault causing actual bodily harm, racially aggravated criminal damage and four offences of criminal damage.

Natasha Nair, for Cooper, said her client was genuinely remorseful.

She said he was a long standing drug addict but had tried to rehabilitate himself while he’d been in custody.

Tyler Sowerby

Ipswich Star: A tractor destroyed a car in a crash outside RAF LakenheathA tractor destroyed a car in a crash outside RAF Lakenheath (Image: Contributed)

Teenage tractor driver Tyler Sowerby was handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after he destoryed a car in a crash.

Sowerby’s huge Case IH vehicle veered across the two-lane road outside RAF Mildenhall before crashing into an oncoming Honda. 

Sowerby, of Tallows Whins, Lazonby, near Penrith, was sentenced at Carlisle Magistrates' Court on Monday. 

The 19-year-old admitted careless driving and driving while unfit through drugs. 

Sowerby must also complete a rehabilitation requirement by working with the probation service for up to 10 days, do 60 hours of unpaid work and has been handed a three-year driving ban.

Cameron Quilter

Ipswich Star: Cameron Quilter was captured on CCTV kicking a dogCameron Quilter was captured on CCTV kicking a dog (Image: Suffolk Constabulary)

Cameron Quilter was given a 12 month community order and 50 hours unpaid work after he was caught kicking his dog on a doorbell camera.

Quilter, of Golding Way, Stowmarket, appeared before Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich on Monday after being charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, Quilter handed himself in after seeing the footage of himself on social media following the incident on March 3.