Man guilty of violent attack in Ipswich admits to possessing drugs

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

A 22-year-old man who is awaiting sentence for his involvement in a violent revenge attack has admitted two offences of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Shadrach O’Connor, 22, was found guilty by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court earlier this week of offences of affray, assault causing actual bodily harm, having a bat as an offensive weapon and damaging a Ford Focus following an incident in Coniston Square, Ipswich, on February 9.

Yesterday O’Connor, of no fixed address, admitted possessing cocaine, a class A drug, with intent to supply and possessing MDEA, a class B drug, with intent to supply. Both offences were committed on October 31.

O’Connor, who is currently in custody, will be sentenced on a date to be fixed along with Abbas Uddin, 22, of Nansen Road, Ipswich and Akim Rowe, 22, of Back Hamlet, Ipswich.

Uddin and Rowe were also found guilty earlier this week after a trial of affray, assault causing actual bodily harm and damaging a Ford Focus belonging to Deonte Green.

Uddin was also found guilty of having a bat as an offensive weapon. All three men were warned by Judge David Goodin they face custodial sentences.

During the men’s trial the court heard that Mr Green was parking his Ford Focus in Coniston Square, Ipswich, when the vehicle was approached by two men wielding baseball bats who set about smashing the windows.

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Following the incident Mr Green made a witness statement to police in which he described driving along Coniston Road in Ipswich and finding his way blocked by a black Audi parked in the middle of the road.

He mounted the kerb to get past and was parking near his home in Coniston Square when he saw O’Connor and Uddin walking towards him each carrying a baseball bat measuring three-and-a-half feet long, the court heard.

He told police he had heard shouting followed by the sound of glass smashing and had driven away covered in glass from the broken windows.

The Audi had still been blocking the road and there was a collision between the two vehicles during which a wheel came off Mr Green’s car, causing him to come to a halt, the court heard.

He told police that as he ran towards his home he saw his friend Zak West coming towards him with his head and face covered in blood and called the emergency services.