Ipswich: Teens who attacked man with broken bottle are put behind bars

TWO men are behind bars today after attacking a man with broken beer bottles.

Cory Masterson, 18 and 19-year-old Darrell Malone appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The pair admitted attacking their victim at his home in Burrell Road on September 14 2010.

The teenagers forced their way into the victim’s room brandishing beer bottles.

They smashed the bottles on their victim’s head, causing him a cut to the back of his head which required stitching and puncture wounds to his left arm, before stamping on the man.

The victim was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

Masterson, of Hawthorn Drive, Chantry, was sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders institution. His co-defendant Malone, of Orwell Gardens, Ipswich was also sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders institute for the attack.

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Malone was also sentenced for another assault occasioning bodily harm. The second charge related to an attack on September 5, 2010 in Austin Street.

Malone, who was accompanied by two others, knocked on the door of the victim’s flat.

When the victim answered, bricks were thrown but missed and Malone entered the property.

Fighting then broke out on the staircase and the victim was struck with a broken piece of the bannister.

Malone was also sentenced for 14 months in a young offenders institute for the second attack, to run consecutively with his first sentence.

In total the 19-year-old was sentenced to 28 months detention.