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Double attack man jailed

PUBLISHED: 15:33 15 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:11 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK man who attacked his wife in front of their two-year-old daughter is starting a 30 month jail sentence.

Unemployed Paul Dickson, had drunk a quarter of a bottle of whisky and lost his temper while preparing a late night snack and finding there was no ham in the fridge, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A SUFFOLK man who attacked his wife in front of their two-year-old daughter is starting a 30 month jail sentence.

Unemployed Paul Dickson, had drunk a quarter of a bottle of whisky and lost his temper while preparing a late night snack and finding there was no ham in the fridge, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Dixon, 35, of Mayflower Avenue, Saxmundham, had slapped his wife Tracey round the face and had then grabbed her by the hair.

The couple's two-year-old daughter had come downstairs during the incident and had said to Dickson: "What are you doing. That's my mummy," said Stephen Goodfellow, prosecuting.

Dickson had then punched his wife in the eye and told her to call his father David who lived nearby.

When Mr Dickson senior arrived the defendant was hiding behind the door armed with a knife.

He had repeatedly punched his father and at one stage during the attack had caught his father on the forehead with the knife causing a cut.

Dickson admitted two offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and one of affray.

Hugh Vass, for Dickson, said his client had "lost the plot completely" on the night in question and could not explain why he had acted in the way he did.

He had drunk some whisky and had been under pressure because he was out of work and had been having domestic problems with his wife.

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