Ipswich man who admitted driving car into neighbour in Eustace Road has sentence adjourned

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Ipswich man accused of driving his car into a neighbour before charging at another neighbour with an axe has had his sentencing hearing adjourned.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Matthew Jarman, 42, of Eustace Road, Ipswich, who admitted assaulting his neighbour Ian Davey causing him actual bodily harm, common assault and having an offensive weapon.

Judge Martyn Levett was due to have heard evidence from witnesses on Friday but adjourned the case until a later date because of a lack of court time. In CCTV footage played to the court at an earlier hearing Jarman can be seen driving into Mr Davey on his driveway, in Eustace Road before running at Thomas Ball, another neighbour, with an axe. Mr Davey had been about to help his son from a booster seat when he heard Jarman’s car approaching.

After colliding with Mr Davey’s legs, Jarman reversed and parked at the top of Eustace Road, where he grabbed an axe and ran towards Mr Ball.

Police officers saw Jarman throw the axe aside and kick Mr Ball five times, the court heard.