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Jailed in Suffolk and north Essex: A prolific burglar, rapist and hit and run offender

PUBLISHED: 21:10 06 October 2018

Wojciech Pietrzyk, 42, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Chelmsford Crown Court on October 3. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Wojciech Pietrzyk, 42, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Chelmsford Crown Court on October 3. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

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Take a look at what’s been happening at courts in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Jeffrey McKeown. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYJeffrey McKeown. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A burglar who stole over £25,000 worth of goods was sentenced to 31 months in jail after police described him as “determined and vindictive”.

Jeffrey McKeown, 32, of Hillside Road East, Bungay, stole two cars and caused £3,500 worth of damage when trying to force open the doors to Aldi in Lowestoft when he attempted to steal a cash point.

He later admitted to eight other offences including three other burglaries, one at Dell Primary School in Lowestoft, another at a motorbike garage, and finally the theft of a caravan.

A man was jailed for 15 months for a hit and run in Lowestoft in November 2017.

Graham Brooks. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYGraham Brooks. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Graham Brooks, 60, was driving the car which hit 86-year-old Brian Mitchell who later died in hospital three days before Christmas.

Brooks, of Max Carter Close, Worstead, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, failing to stop and failing to report a collision, and also obtaining insurance by making a false statement.

For nine months after the incident Brooks denied he had any involvement, but Suffolk police’s serious collision investigation team was able to forensically link his vehicle to the collision and place him at the scene.

A Braintree rapist has been sentenced to eight years in prison after a violent sex attack.

Wojciech Pietrzyk, of Wickham Crescent in tne town, was charged with two counts of rape and a further charge of sexual assault by penetration which he admitted when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court in July.

The 42-year-old was shown on CCTV to be repeatedly following the victim around a nightclub from a distance before she left to walk home around 3.45am.

Pietrzyk waited until she reached the alleyway in St John’s Avenue before violently punching her to the ground and raping and sexually assaulting her.

The victim managed to escape and called the police who arrested Pietrzyk four days later after a DNA match.

On Wednesday, October 3, Pietrzyk was sentenced to an eight year custodial term with a five-year extended licence.

A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced.

A main road into Ipswich has been ranked in the top 10 ‘riskiest roads’ in the east of England by a road safety charity.

Plenty of sunshine is on the cards this weekend, but it will be feeling colder with ground frost appearing.

Two Ipswich residents have been left with bills of more than £1,000 between them after subjecting their neighbours to late-night, high-volume music by Status Quo and Natalie Imbruglia.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Eagle-eyed shoppers will have noticed that the former Grimwade’s store in Ipswich town centre is fast transforming, and Pret A Manger will soon be opening their first store in town.

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

Ice skating has become a staple tradition for many families at Christmas and pop-up ice rinks are set to appear everywhere from Felixstowe, where skating is free, to Newmarket.

More than 20,000 people are expected to come to Ipswich next autumn for two days of free visual art and vibrant street food.

Students have grilled local business leaders at the launch of West Suffolk College’s Global Enterprise Week.

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