Attacked soldier ordered to keep peace

A SERVICEMAN has been ordered to keep the peace after he was set upon in a seemingly unprovoked attack.The court heard Sean Rodgers, 29, of Army Air Corps at Wattisham Airbase, was kicked to the floor three times after a night out at Cardinal Park.

A SERVICEMAN has been ordered to keep the peace after he was set upon in a seemingly unprovoked attack.

The court heard Sean Rodgers, 29, of Army Air Corps at Wattisham Airbase, was kicked to the floor three times after a night out at Cardinal Park.

Police arrived and arrested Rodgers who was accused of causing harassment, alarm or distress.

The charge was dropped at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court and instead Rodgers agreed to be bound over to keep the peace for three months or forfeit £50.

Prosecutor Gareth Davies said Rodgers had been involved in a disturbance at Cardinal Park and became irate when police arrived.

Mr Davies said: "He was swearing quite a bit and was verbally quite aggressive towards a group of males. He finally co-operated with police and finally calmed down."

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Ian Persaud, mitigating, said the serviceman been enjoying a night out when a man started fighting with him and kicked him to the floor three times.

When police arrived they thought Rodgers was behind it and the other man left the scene.

Mr Persaud said: "Police warned him about his behaviour and he was in no mood to listen."

Bench chairwoman Diane Hunt said: "We have heard what was said and you obviously got involved in an extremely unfortunate situation which has ended up in court."

He was ordered to keep the peace towards everybody but particularly Ipswich police officers.

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