Woman jailed after violence at takeaway

A JUDGE said he had no alternative but to send an Ipswich woman to prison after she breached the terms of a suspended sentence order.

A JUDGE said he had no alternative but to send an Ipswich woman to prison after she breached the terms of a suspended sentence order.

Annemarie Haynes had already been handed a suspended 16 week jail term for a violent outburst at an Ipswich takeaway last October.

Ipswich Crown Court heard how the 20-year-old, who was sentenced in March this year, had “failed without reasonable excuse” to turn up to five probation appointments.

She had also missed five appointments to carry out unpaid work imposed as a requirement of her suspended sentence.

Haynes, of Shackleton Road, was given the original punishment after admitting an attack on a fast food shop owner in Queen's Way on October 18.

She and her father Anthony were both handed suspended sentences for their part in the affray, during which the pair also turned on a police officer, leaving him with rib and skin injuries.

Most Read

The court heard from probation officers that unpaid work was having “little effect” on Haynes and that her suspended sentence “should be activated.”

Neil Saunders, representing Haynes, said: “She tells me she has changed and that she wants to get on with the order rather than go to prison.

“She says she is prepared to take on any advice she is given.”

Judge John Devaux said it was unusual for the probation service to invite the court to implement a suspended sentence but that he understood why, in the case of Haynes, it would.

“I don't see that I have any alternative,” he said before sending Haynes away for 12 weeks of the suspended sentence.”

Should violent criminals get a second chance or go straight to jail? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk