Man admits having gun at pub

A 24-year-old man who discovered the dead body of one of his friends, is to be sentenced for possessing a firearm in Ipswich town centre.Anthony Borg, 24, found the body of Natasha Hurn in her flat in Purplett Street, Ipswich, on October 24.

By Amanda Cresswell

A 24-year-old man who discovered the dead body of one of his friends, is to be sentenced for possessing a firearm in Ipswich town centre.

Anthony Borg, 24, found the body of Natasha Hurn in her flat in Purplett Street, Ipswich, on October 24.

He appeared before Ipswich Crown Court where he admitted having an imitation firearm after an alleged incident at The Glasshouse pub in Ipswich on November 1.


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Borg, of Norwich Road, Ipswich, also admitted a charge of assault by beating on the same date.

Rupert Overbury, mitigating, told the court: "There has been a slight troubled history with this case."

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He added: "He (Borg) knows it is highly likely, almost inevitable, that he will get a custodial sentence."

Judge John Devaux ordered reports before sentencing in the week of February 2, and remanded Borg in custody until that date.

At an earlier hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in November Borg's solicitor Roger Stewart, told magistrates the 24-year-old recently had a "traumatic experience" when he discovered the body of 19-year-old Miss Hurn.

Mr Stewart had said: "She had been there about three to four days."

He added Borg had been sleepless for about six to seven days after the "trauma of finding this young girl dead."

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