Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Man detained over police officer assault

09:59 08 February 2013

Kane O

Kane O'Brien

Archant

A VIOLENT thug who punched a policeman in the face within days of being given a suspended sentence for assaulting another officer has been sentenced to 38 months detention.

shares

Twenty-year-old Kane O’Brien walked up to Pc Bob Driver in Bury St Edmunds town centre with his fist clenched and hit the officer, who was wearing spectacles, on the top of his right eye, causing a cut which needed nine stitches, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Six days earlier O’Brien had appeared before West Suffolk magistrates’ and had been sentenced to four months’ detention suspended for 12 months for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a policeman.

O’Brien, of Exning Road, Newmarket, admitted unlawfully wounding Pc Driver on November 21 and breaching the suspended sentence which was imposed on November 15. Sentencing him to 38 months detention in a young offenders’ institution, Judge Rupert Overbury said that Pc Driver had been called to deal with an incident in Bury town centre and had come across O’Brien.

Quinton Newcombe, for O’Brien, said his client had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack.

He said O’Brien had not intended the officer to sustain the injury he did and had apologised at the scene.

shares

0 comments

Emergency services at the scene at the multi-storey car park in Bury on November 28.

A 64-year-old woman who died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds committed suicide, an inquest has heard.

The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at the Clacton Air Show on Friday, 22 August.

Spectators at this year’s Clacton Airshow will once again be able to watch the world famous Red Arrows.

RAF Mildenhall

A new group has been launched to evaluate ideas for future uses of the RAF Mildenhall site before presenting them to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Traffic. Library image.

A broken down lorry may cause delays for westbound traffic on the A14 this evening.

Andy and Carol Wright who have moved into the Old Chequers Inn at Friston which they are to re-open in the village.

The new landlords of a village pub in Suffolk have thanked the community for campaigning to save the building from the threat of housing.

Eloise and Keeley play on the beach at Felixstowe at the start of the Easter holidays.

The promenade at Felixstowe was busy today as families made the most of the first official day of the Easter holidays.

Labour MP Caroline Flint and Labour candidate David Ellesmere head out door knocking around the Prince of Wales Drive area of Ipswich.

One of the best-known shadow cabinet ministers has visited Ipswich to give Labour’s David Ellesmere a boost on the first day of the official campaign.

Brave Hope Puttock, who was born with Downs Syndrome and underwent open heart surgery when just five-months old, is celebrating her eighth birthday with a party at Play2Day.

There were smiles all round as a brave Suffolk eight-year-old celebrated her birthday in style.

Cash and jewellery taken during Colchester break-in

Cash and valuable jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Colchester.

Sudbury railway station

A man followed a female dog-walker and then exposed himself to her in Great Cornard.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages