Man in court after sword incident

A MAN has appeared before magistrates facing six charges, including aggravated burglary and carrying a samurai sword in a public place.Dennis Irwin, 42, of Millfield Close, Saxmundham, was charged with a series of offences relating to alleged incidents around December 17 and 18 of last year.

A MAN has appeared before magistrates facing six charges, including aggravated burglary and carrying a samurai sword in a public place.

Dennis Irwin, 42, of Millfield Close, Saxmundham, was charged with a series of offences relating to alleged incidents around December 17 and 18 of last year.

He faces a charge of aggravated burglary with intent, two charges of affray, two charges of criminal damage, and one charge of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The aggravated burglary charge related to an alleged incident on or between December 17 and 18.

He is accused of entering part of a home in Mayflower Avenue, Saxmundham, as a trespasser with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm on a person inside, and while in possession of a four-inch bladed kitchen knife.

He is also accused of destroying a window belonging to Heritage Housing, and of causing £4,000 worth of damage to two Suffolk Constabulary police vehicles.

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The sixth charge was that of having an offensive weapon – a samurai sword – in a public place, that is Mayflower Avenue, Saxmundham, "without lawful authority or reasonable excuse" on Wednesday, December 18.

He was granted conditional bail by Lowestoft magistrates and is due to appear at a preliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on January 16 at 9.30am.

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