Drug addict denies threatening mother
AN Ipswich heroin addict has today denied threatening his mother with a knife to get money to feed his habit.Kolander Ali, 26, told Ipswich Crown Court he had asked Ruffeda for £30 for drugs, but was not holding a knife at the time and had not threatened to kill a boy if she did not pay up.
AN Ipswich heroin addict has today denied threatening his mother with a knife to get money to feed his habit.
Kolander Ali, 26, told Ipswich Crown Court he had asked Ruffeda for £30 for drugs, but was not holding a knife at the time and had not threatened to kill a boy if she did not pay up.
Ali said he had asked "politely" for the money, but his mother shouted and swore at him.
He said: "She said I'm fed up with you, I have had enough of you. I went to the kitchen to get a drink when I came back she was on the phone to the police. I said 'what are they going to do?' and she said 'you will see'."
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Ali told the court he had become a heroin addict after his father died in 1997. He said he had inheritance money in the Bangladesh bank and each time he asked for money he expected it to come out of that bank account.
Mrs Ali told the court that money had been spent on Ali's wedding and the money she was giving him was out of her benefits.
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She said Ali, who now leaves in Glengall Grove, London, but lived at his mother's Ipswich address at the time of the incident, regularly asked for money to feed his habit.
She said on June 14 last year he kicked her bedroom door open while she was asleep and demanded £30 for drugs.
He then returned half an hour later and demanded £45. Later that night Ali returned while she was in the sitting room and made a threat with a knife and demanded £50.
Ali denies blackmail by demanding £50 with menaces.
The trial continues.