Ipswich: Man sentenced for street attack after family row

A MAN suffered serious injuries to his legs after being repeatedly stabbed when a family row spilled out into the street, a court has heard.

Lee Robinson had been exchanging blows with Tyren Brooks in Gibbons Street, Ipswich when 21 year-old Patrick Smith arrived on the scene and stabbed Mr Robinson in the legs, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Peter Gair, prosecuting, said Mr Robinson had been left disabled by the stabbing which happened in July.

Smith, of Thackeray Road, Ipswich has admitted wounding Mr Robinson with intent to do him grievous bodily harm and was due to be sentenced on Friday but the hearing was adjourned after an error in the prison system meant he was not brought to court.

Brooks, 22, of Elliot Street, Ipswich admitted common assault on Mr Robinson prior to the stabbing by Smith and was given a conditional discharge for 12 months.

Mr Gair told the court Mr Robinson’s uncle, who was described as “vulnerable” had become friendly with Brooks’ mother and Mr Robinson was concerned that his uncle was being taken advantage of by people connected with Brooks’ family.

On July 3 there had been an argument and while Mr Robinson was at his uncle’s house Brooks had turned up saying he wanted to sort things out, said Mr Gair.

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Mr Robinson had gone out into Gibbons Street and the two men had exchanged blows in an incident lasting less than a minute.

Smith had then arrived on the scene with a knife and had attacked Mr Robinson, said Mr Gair.

Naomi Perry for Brooks said her client had been told to get his mother to go to Mr Robinson’s uncle’s house but he had been unable to do that so had gone round himself.

She said Brooks accepted fighting with Mr Robinson in the street and regretted that Mr Robinson had suffered serious injuries after being stabbed by Smith.

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