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Man accused of violent disorder after reported Norwich Road altercation to face trial

PUBLISHED: 06:01 15 September 2020

Norwich Road in Ipswich was closed by police after the reported altercation. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Norwich Road in Ipswich was closed by police after the reported altercation. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

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The trial of a man accused of violent disorder following a large-scale disturbance in Ipswich town centre will take place in March.

Before Ipswich Crown Court for a plea hearing on Monday (September 14) was Ion Pitigoi, 33, of Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

He pleaded not guilty to an offence of violent disorder.

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Judge Rupert Overbury issued warrants for the arrest of two further defendants - Augustine Dumitru, 37, of Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich and Constantin Pitigoi, 32, of Dickens Road, Ipswich - who failed to attend court.

Police were called to an area of Norwich Road shortly after 10.25am on Saturday, November 23 to reports of an altercation involving a group of people.

Armed officers were also called to the scene, between Cumberland Street and Orford Street. Two men and two women were reportedly injured in the incident.

A Section 60 order was issued in the vicinity - giving police power to stop and search anyone until 11.55am the next morning.


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