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Gang beat man in front of children

PUBLISHED: 11:38 17 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 March 2010

A MAN was beaten up in his Felixstowe home in front of a crowd of young children and teenagers, a court heard.

The door of Robert Ward's Butley Road home was kicked in by four men, one brandishing a baseball bat, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A MAN was beaten up in his Felixstowe home in front of a crowd of young children and teenagers, a court heard.

The door of Robert Ward's Butley Road home was kicked in by four men, one brandishing a baseball bat, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Mr Ward, 18, was then repeatedly punched while children aged as young as four looked on. A 15-year-old girl was told to sit down or face "trouble" another occupant was told "get out of my face or I will kill you".

The court heard the incident started when a teenager boy was head butted by Mr Ward. The boy had sought help and returned with Christopher Straugheir, 27, Vincent Watson, 36 and another man who has not been named.

Straugheir, of St Andrews Road and Watson of Maidstone Road, pleaded guilty to causing violent disorder. Straugheir admitted kicking down the door and Watson admitted punching Mr Ward.

Judge John Devaux ordered Straugheir who had no previous convictions to carry out 100-community service. He imposed a 13-week curfew order and told him to pay Mr Ward £100 compensation.

Watson who had a previous record for dishonesty was ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work, he was given an 18 week curfew order preventing him from leaving his home between 8pm and 5am and he was told to pay £100 compensation.


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