Grandmother witnessed attack on son

AN Ipswich grandmother has suffered nightmares after witnessing an attack on her son and grandson, a court heard.Brenda Cachia, who is in her 60s and lives in the Belstead Road area of Ipswich had just been dropped off at her home by her daughter after visiting her sick husband at hospital, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

AN Ipswich grandmother has suffered nightmares after witnessing an attack on her son and grandson, a court heard.

Brenda Cachia, who is in her 60s and lives in the Belstead Road area of Ipswich had just been dropped off at her home by her daughter after visiting her sick husband at hospital, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

As Mrs Cachia watched from her window she saw 21-year-old Lee Newell and two friends approach her daughter's car and start trying the doors and kissing the windscreen.

Both women shouted at the men and Mrs Cachia's daughter drove off at speed, said Caroline Bryant, prosecuting.

Mrs Cachia's son, Mark, her grandson, Matthew Saydon and another man had run out of Mrs Cachia's flat.

Newell allegedly challenged Matthew Saydon to a fight and when Mr Cachia intervened he was punched to the ground by Newell.

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At least one of Newell's friends had joined in the attack on Mr Cachia who was kicked to the head and body while he was on the ground.

He suffered a cut lip, which needed stitches and bruises to his face and head, said Miss Bryant.

Matthew Saydon had gone to his uncle's aid and pulled Newell away.

He was then set upon by two of Newell's friends and suffered a cut to his nose and bruises.

Miss Bryant said that since the incident Mrs Cachia had suffered nightmares about the attack.

Newell, of Braziers Wood, Ipswich admitted assaulting Mr Cachia causing him actual bodily harm and affray and was jailed for 10 months.

Chester Beyts, for Newell said his client wasn't totally responsible for what happened.

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