Murder victim's brother admits attack
ADAM Brown carried out a savage revenge attack on murderer Paul Dwyer just hours after the Ipswich Big Issue seller killed his brother.Today Brown and two friends face the prospect of jail after admitting unlawfully wounding Dwyer.
ADAM Brown carried out a savage revenge attack on murderer Paul Dwyer just hours after the Ipswich Big Issue seller killed his brother.
Today Brown and two friends face the prospect of jail after admitting unlawfully wounding Dwyer.
The 22-year-old Brown, brother of stab victim Peter Brown, spotted his killer driving the dead man's white Vauxhall Cavalier along the A12 towards Ipswich.
He gave chase along with Streby Margai and Aaron Stone, eventually running 32-year-old heroin addict Dwyer off the road near the Ipswich-bound East Bergholt turn off and dragging him from the car.
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Witnesses, who originally believed the incident was a road rage attack, described Dwyer being punched and kicked on the ground. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital with stab wounds to his back and leg. Police later arrested him at the hospital for the murder of drug dealer Peter Brown.
At least half a dozen officers were seen the following day combing the side of the A12 for evidence to be used in the prosecution against Adam Brown, Margai and Stone.
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Last July, Dwyer was sentenced to life for the murder of Peter Brown in a flat in Parkwood, Henley Road on October 25, 2001.
The 19-year-old, from Navarino Road in Hackney, died from 18 stab wounds including a severed jugular after the pair argued over a drug deal.
At the time of Dwyer's trial last July, the court heard how Brown had been trying to expand his east London drug dealing empire into Ipswich.
Norwich Crown Court heard how hours after the murder, Peter Brown's brother, Adam, along with Margai, 18, and Stone, 20, left their east London homes and headed towards Ipswich.
All three men previously charged with grievous bodily harm accepted the lesser prosecution charge of unlawful wounding.
Adam Brown, formerly of Navarino Road, is currently a serving prisoner he will be sentenced along with Margai, of Rodney Street, Islington, and Stone, of Pembury Road, Hackney, on July 10.
James McGrindell defending Margai said his client accepted using excessive force to restrain Dwyer when he saw him pull a knife on Adam Brown.
Adam Brown admitted punching and kicking his brother's murderer on the ground.
Judge Peter Jacobs said: "During a period of time there was a joint attack on Dwyer on the ground. During this time someone kicked and someone punched although it is not established who."
At the time of his son's death, Peter Brown's father, Noel Brown said he had no idea why his son was in Ipswich.
Noel Brown, a deacon with the Clapton Seventh Day Adventist Church, said his family became worried about Peter Brown when he failed to go home. The teenager was unemployed at the time of his death but had trained as an electrician.