Ipswich man stabbed but ends up in court for threatening behaviour

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A man who claimed he had been stabbed in the arm during a fight in Ipswich has ended up in court himself.

William Mellor, of Burrell Road, Ipswich, admitted threatening behavour when he appeared before the town’s magistrates.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said the incident began at 5pm on June 11 outside an address in Burrell Road.

Mellor was arrested for another matter in relation to a fight, the court heard.

Police were called after it was feared someone was stabbed during an altercation between two men.


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When officers arrived Mellor had a five-inch long cut to his forearm and claimed it was caused by the other man.

The court was told Mellor was drunk and aggressive towards other residents and made threats in relation to the other male and two other men which led to his arrest.

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Magistrates heard Mellor had a lengthy list of previous convictions comprising of 74 offences.

He told the court he did not really remember the incident clearly, but had got stabbed in the arm.

Mellor was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £295.

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