Murder accused's 'Incredible Hulk' claim

A MAN accused of stabbing an Ipswich hair-stylist to death told a probation officer shortly before the alleged killing that he felt like the Incredible Hulk and that he “had something inside him that needed to get out”, a court has heard.

IPSWICH: A man accused of stabbing an Ipswich hair-stylist to death told a probation officer shortly before the alleged killing that he felt like the Incredible Hulk and that he “had something inside him that needed to get out”, a court has heard.

In a statement read to a jury at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday Sarah Dickson said she had an appointment with Rodney Greenland on the afternoon of July 27 last year during which he told her he was “an extremely angry man.”

“He described feeling like the Hulk with something inside that needed to get out,” she said.

The probation officer said that Greenland had also told her that he had been abused while he was at boarding school and that he found it difficult to talk about what had happened to him.

She said that he had also told her that he recognised the impact alcohol had on his behaviour and that he had sought help for his drink problem several months earlier.

Greenland, 47, of Manchester Road, Ipswich has denied murdering Simon Amers, 36, between July 27 and 30 last year at Mr Amers' home in Widgeon Close, Ipswich, but has admitted manslaughter.

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The court has heard that the two men had met in The Plough pub in Ipswich on July 27 and had gone back to Mr Amers' flat late that night.

While there Greenland had allegedly stabbed Mr Amers' in the chest and abdomen and slashed his throat.

The trial continues today (Thurs).