Man jailed after row with mother

AN IPSWICH man who picked up a knife and stabbed it through a kitchen door at his mother's flat after a row about food has been jailed for 30 weeks

AN IPSWICH man who picked up a knife and stabbed it through a kitchen door at his mother's flat after a row about food has been jailed for 30 weeks

Peter Perreira, 20 was visiting his mother at her first floor flat in Saturn Road, Ipswich when they had an argument about food and he became abusive to her, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Perreira threw a sandwich and when his mother called his brother for help, Perreira picked up a knife from the kitchen sink, said Godfried Duah, prosecuting.

Perreira's brother managed to restrain him and shut him in the living room.

However, while his mother was on the phone to the police Perreira stabbed at the kitchen door with the knife and part of it came through a panel in the door, said Mr Duah.

When his brother opened the door Perreira ran out and left the flat by climbing out of a first floor window. He was later arrested by police and showed officers where he had discarded the knife.

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Perreira, of Byron Road, Ipswich was committed to the crown court for sentence for offences of criminal damage and possession of a knife.

The court heard that Perreira had previous convictions for causing damage at his mother's house and one conviction for threatening to set fire to his mother's house.

Richard Potts for Perreira said his client had been seen by a psychiatrist and wasn't suffering from a treatable psychiatric disorder. He said Perreira's problems stemmed from a relatively mild learning disability.

The court heard that the defendant had spent 91 days in custody and would be eligible for release shortly.

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