Jail for Edric - three years after event

JUSTICE finally caught up with Ipswich man Edric Malony when he was jailed for an offence committed more than three years ago.Malony was arrested for assaulting a policeman with intent to resist arrest in the early hours of February 24, 1999 outside Brannigans Nightclub in Ipswich.

JUSTICE finally caught up with Ipswich man Edric Malony when he was jailed for an offence committed more than three years ago.

Malony was arrested for assaulting a policeman with intent to resist arrest in the early hours of February 24, 1999 outside Brannigans Nightclub in Ipswich.

He was due to stand trial in December 1999 but had failed to turn up. He remained at large until he was arrested on August 21, this year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Yesterday Malony, 34, of Mountbatton Court, Ipswich, was jailed for eight months after he admitted assaulting PC Dennis Mullett with intent to resist arrest with 10 weeks to run consecutively for absconding while on bail.


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Peter Gair, prosecuting told the court that Maloney had been part of a group of men messing around outside Brannigans.

Pc Mullett and a special constable had gone over to speak to the group and Malony had been abusive.

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He had pushed PC Mullett and had ignored a warning not to push the officer again.

Pc Mullett had arrested Malony who had then struggled with him and both men had fallen to the ground with Malony on top of the officer.

Other men including the defendant's brother had joined in the assault and Pc Mullett later needed two stitches in a cut on his eyebrow.

The court heard that Malony's brother had been jailed for six months for his part in the incident.

Richard Christie for Malony said he had pleaded guilty on the basis that he had been involved in a tussle with the officer which ended with them falling to the ground.

He said Malony hadn't turned up for his trial because his partner had been pregnant with their third child and he had buried his head in the sand and not attended court.

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