A man who admitted sexual activity with a child and a man who randomly stabbed a dog walker while drunk were among those put behind bars this week. 

Jay Anderton 

The 20-year-old was jailed for nearly four years at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to two offences relating to child abduction and two offences of sexual activity with a child.

Ipswich Star: Jay Anderton was jailed at Ipswich Crown CourtJay Anderton was jailed at Ipswich Crown Court (Image: Suffolk police)

Anderton, on Foundation Street in Ipswich, groomed, manipulated and coerced his teenage victim into sexual activity with him since May 2023 and was arrested at the end of June 2023.

Police arrested Anderton on June 28 a day after the victim had been reported missing. 

As well as his 46 month prison sentence he also received a sexual harm prevention order which is indefinite and he will remain on the sex offenders register for life. 

Ipswich Star: Stephen Byrne was jailed at Ipswich Crown CourtStephen Byrne was jailed at Ipswich Crown Court (Image: Suffolk police)

The 54-year-old was jailed for almost four years after he stabbed a dog walker in the back during a random attack in Bury St Edmunds

Byrne, of Hodson Close in the town, stabbed the woman, aged in her 50s, while she was walking near the car park in St Olaves Road at about 10.25pm on June 14. 


After the attack he went home and phones the police and admitted to what he had done. 

The victim, who was not known to Byrne, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. 

Byrne was charged with and admitted possessing a knife in a public place and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

At Ipswich Crown Court on Monday he was sentenced to 45 months in prison.