Ipswich: Teen thug locked up over attack on mother and son in her own home

A TEENAGE boy is beginning ten months in a young offenders’ institution today after a mother and son were attacked in their home.

The 16-year-old, who can not be named due to his age, was given a six-month detention and training order by Ipswich’s youth court after he had admitted affray.

The teenager was also given a further four-month sentence for failing to comply with a previous order.

The boy was one of three 16-year-olds involved in the violence which involved a metal pole, a piece of wood and another heavy object being used against the mother and son.

The affray in Vernon Street took place around 3.45pm on February 2.

One of the boy’s accomplices knocked on the door of the property and was allowed to enter the premises.

The other two youths were reported to have then pushed their way in.

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Violence flared and the woman was said to have been hit with a metal pole by the first teenager.

The woman’s son went to the accident and emergency department at Ipswich Hospital for treatment to what were described as minor injuries.

The 16-year-old who struck the first blow with a metal pole was sentenced to 12 months in custody last month.

He received eight months’ detention after admitting affray and four months to run consecutively after admitting a robbery in November and possession of cannabis.

The remaining defendant is due to be sentenced on May 10.

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