Ipswich man accused of running over his neighbour has sentence adjourned again

CCTV footage captures the moment Matthew Jarman drives into his neighbour, Ian Davey. Picture: CONTR

CCTV footage captures the moment Matthew Jarman drives into his neighbour, Ian Davey. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Contributed

Sentencing for a man accused of driving his car into a neighbour before running at another with an axe has been adjourned for a second time.

On Thursday, recorder Ian Evans interrupted proceedings after seeing CCTV footage of Matthew Jarman, 42, driving into Ian Davey on his driveway in Eustace Road, Ipswich, before charging at Thomas Ball with an axe.

Mr Evans told Ipswich Crown Court: “It seems this offence has not been charged with the gravity to which I’ve seen on CCTV.”

The case was adjourned for the prosecution to reassess the sentencing guidelines.

However, after reconvening at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, a further adjournment has been made until after November 24, while amendments are made to the charge.

Matthew Jarman outside Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Matthew Jarman outside Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jarman had already pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm, assault by beating and possessing an offensive weapon.

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