Man admits wounding policeman

AN Ipswich man faces jail after injuring a police officer.Richard Marjoram, 21, of Bramford Road, pleaded guilty today at Ipswich Crown Court to unlawfully wounding Pc Wayne Grimwood.

AN Ipswich man faces jail after injuring a police officer.

Richard Marjoram, 21, of Bramford Road, pleaded guilty today at Ipswich Crown Court to unlawfully wounding Pc Wayne Grimwood.

Judge Peter Thompson said: "You are at risk of going to prison," but added: "It is a serious matter, too serious for any other sentence than prison, but I'm not making that decision today."

The court heard that Marjoram saw police officers coming into his garden and they were close to his home when he smashed a window with a bowl.


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Marjoram threw a bottle into the garden but he stated that he was not throwing it or aiming at a police officer.

Mandy McLean, mitigating, asked if Marjoram, who had a "bad record" could have a pre-sentence report and a psychiatric report ordered before he was sentenced.

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She said: "He accepts he injured the officer, he was waving the knife around and injuring himself.

"He has never had psychiatric help in his life. This is more than just being drunk and loutish."

Marjoram was released on conditional bail until February 28, when he is due to be sentenced.

Marjoram denied a further offence of affray and this charge was to remain on file.

On August 22, the Star reported the dawn swoop which turned to injury.

Pc Grimwood was hurt that morning, when he and other police, armed with riot gear, stormed a house.

The dawn swoop saw officers wearing protective vests entered the house in Bramford Road at about 5am.

They were confronted by a man wielding a knife.

Police had been alerted by concerned neighbours reporting a disturbance.

Residents woke to four police cars and two transit vans lining the road while officers armed with protective shields entered the property.

It took police about two hours to bring the situation under control.

The occupant of the house was thought to have injured himself with the knife.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being detained by police. A woman in the house at the time was injured.

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