Gun incident man jailed

A MAN who brandished a gun outside an Ipswich pub days after discovering the dead body of one of his friends has today been jailed.Anthony Borg, 24, found the body of Natasha Hurn in her flat in Purplett Street, Ipswich, on October 24.

A MAN who brandished a gun outside an Ipswich pub days after discovering the dead body of one of his friends has today been jailed.

Anthony Borg, 24, found the body of Natasha Hurn in her flat in Purplett Street, Ipswich, on October 24.

He was charged with possessing an imitation firearm after an incident at The Glasshouse pub in Ipswich at 9.30 pm on October 31.

Borg (aka Weston) became jealous of a man talking to his female friend, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

He punched the man in the face and was taken outside by security staff. The victim suffered a bloody nose.

Once outside Borg produced an imitation gun from his waistband and pointed it towards people standing in the bar.

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Martin Levett, mitigating, said Borg had found the broken air pistol in Fore Street on his way into Town.

He said Borg had been homeless, separated from his long-term partner and their two young children and was high on crack cocaine at the time.

At an earlier hearing, his solicitor, Roger Stewart, said Borg had recently had a "traumatic experience" when he discovered the body of 19-year-old Miss Hurn in her flat in Purplett Street.

Mr Stewart said: "She had been there about three to four days". He added that Saturday evening was the first time Borg had slept in six to seven days after "the trauma of finding this young girl dead."

Judge John Devaux today said Borg had pleaded guilty to assault by beating and possession of an imitation fire arm.

He said: "The incident was short lived and it was not planned, you say you were off your head at the time."

Borg was jailed for a total of 15 months.

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