Jail for man after revenge attack
A DRUNKEN revenge attack resulting from a feud dating back to their school days has landed an Ipswich man in prison today.Lee Davies, 20, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to repeatedly kicking and punching Raymond Cook, 21.
A DRUNKEN revenge attack resulting from a feud dating back to their school days has landed an Ipswich man in prison today.
Lee Davies, 20, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to repeatedly kicking and punching Raymond Cook, 21.
Davies was sentenced to four months imprisonment at a young offenders institution.
The frenzied attack, which was over within minutes, saw Mr Cook suffer blows to head, back and legs and left him bruised and grazed.
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Davies' friend, Carl Rangel, 20, of Serpentine Road, Ipswich, joined him in carrying out the attack and pleaded guilty to kicking Mr Cook at around 11pm on Friday, July 26, although he says he was too drunk to remember it.
South East Suffolk Magistrates' court heard that Mr Cook had suffered as many as 30 blows, many to his head while he was trying to cover himself on the floor.
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Magistrates acknowledged that Rangel, who was said to be "leg-less", had only a limited role in the attack and had "no axe to grind" with Mr Cook. This led to him receiving a 160 hour community punishment order.
The court heard that Davies had fallen out with Mr Cook while they both attended Copleston High School.
Rangel and Davies, who were arrested for the attack on August 8, had been drinking heavily during the evening of the attack.
After leaving The Heathlands public house, on Foxhall Road, they approached Mr Cook, who was alone. Davies started shouting abuse at him and "taking the Mickey" out of his family.
This resulted in a confrontation, which was followed by Davies pushing Mr Cook. Davies then claims Mr Cook swung a punch at him, although Mr Cook maintained he was trying to knock a pint of beer out of Davies' hand.
Following this, Davies then punched Mr Cook three times, knocking him to the ground. As he fell, Mr Cook pulled Davies down with him. It was then that Mr Cook alleged he was beaten by Davies, along with Rangel.
Chairwoman of the bench, Leisha Birkett, said it was a "shocking" and "unprovoked" attack.
In sentencing Davies, she said: "We feel custody is the only suitable punishment for your role. You inflicted several ferocious blows on Mr Cook."
Of Rangel, she said: "We considered custody for your offence but, because of your limited role, we make a community punishment order."
Rangel was also ordered to pay £75 compensation to Mr Cook and £100 costs.