Food row man stabbed knife through door

AN IPSWICH man picked up a knife and stabbed it through a kitchen door at his mother's flat after a row about food, a court has heard.

AN IPSWICH man picked up a knife and stabbed it through a kitchen door at his mother's flat after a row about food, a court has heard.

Peter Perreira, 20, was visiting his mother at her first floor flat in Saturn Road, Ipswich when they had an argument about food and he became abusive to her, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Perreira threw a sandwich and when his mother called his brother for help, he picked up a knife from the kitchen sink, said Ros Jones, prosecuting.

Perreira's brother managed to restrain him and shut him in the kitchen.

However, while his mother was on the phone to the police Perreira stabbed at the kitchen door with the knife and part of it came through a panel, said Miss Jones.

When his brother opened the door Perreira ran out of the kitchen and left the flat by climbing out of a first floor window. He was later arrested by police and showed officers where he had discarded the knife.

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Perreira, of Byron Road, was committed to the crown court for sentence for offences of criminal damage and possession of a knife.

The court heard that Perreira had previous convictions for causing damage at his mother's house and one conviction for threatening to set fire to the property.

Jane Oldfield for Perreira said her client had been seen by a psychiatrist who found he wasn't suffering from any recognised psychiatric illness.

Judge Neil McKittrick adjourned sentence for two weeks to allow a probation officer to prepare an up-to-date report on Perreira and remanded him in custody.

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