An Ipswich man has admitted attempted burglary at a Toby Carvery. 

Darren Grimwood, 36, of Landseer Road, in Ipswich, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 9, to enter a plea in relation to seven charges.

The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted burglary at Toby Carvery, in Edith Cook Way, that took place on March 1, 2024. 

The defendant trespassed on the grounds of the south-east Ipswich carvery with the intent to cause damage. 

Along with this, he also pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud for false representation.

This incident took place on March 23, where Grimwood was seen using a stolen bank card to buy items for himself twice - first at Corner Store on Clapgate Lane and then at Premier on Reynolds. 

Represented by Mr Cotswold, the solicitor said Grimwood was suffering from mental health and addiction issues that drew him to these crimes. 

In addition to two guilty pleas, the defendant pled not guilty to one count of burglary with intent to steal at Ravenswood Primary School on March 24. 

An incident was noted on the day prior to that where the 36-year-old was charged with theft from a motor vehicle. 

He also denied theft from a motor vehicle where he is accused of taking a wallent containing bank cards on March 23. 

In addition, he pleaded not guilty to interfering with a motor vehicle. 

It is alleged that the defendant interfered with a Vauxhall Combo with the intent to steal it between March 23 and March 24. 

Finally, Grimwood denied burglary at Former Changing Accommodation in Brazier Wood Road in Ipswich on March 24.

Grimwood was denied bail and will remain in custody till June 4.

Dates for his trial for each charge are not set and they will be decided on April 16.