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Bury St Edmunds: Tanker driver stabbed man at Bury festival

15:00 03 May 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

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A tanker driver who stabbed a man in the leg at the
Tolly Festival in Bury St Edmunds has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

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Matthew Bullett suffered a 2cm wound to his thigh as a result of the attack by Kenneth Allen in August last year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Allen, 48, of Braddock Square, Bury St Edmunds, admitted assaulting Mr Bullett, causing him actual bodily harm on August 3 and was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months with 12 months supervision.

He was also ordered to attend an alcohol specified activity programme and
was given a four-month curfew on Friday and Saturday nights.

In addition he was ordered to pay Mr Bullett £1,000 compensation, £250 costs and a victim surcharge of £100.

Sentencing him, Recorder Gerard Pounder said Mr Bullett was entitled to have enjoyed himself at the event without Allen stabbing him.

“There is no history of bad blood between you and him,” said the judge.

Charles Kellett, prosecuting, said Allen and Mr Bullett had been at the event at the Sugar Beet social club in Bury St Edmunds and had been outside on a patio when Allen stabbed Mr Bullett in the thigh.

A prison nurse, who was
at the event, put a dressing on the wound and said it appeared to have been caused by a knife.

Mark Roochove, for Allen, said his client had acted in a “moment of madness and stupidity” after drinking heavily.

He said Allen told a probation officer he had caused the wound with a key and not a knife.

Mr Roochove said Allen was a hard-working man and regretted his behaviour on the night in question.

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