Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Five in court charged with affray at Barclays bank in Ipswich town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 07:56 04 February 2016

The scene of the incident at Barclays bank

The scene of the incident at Barclays bank

Archant

Four men and a 15-year-old boy have appeared in court charged with affray in a Ipswich town centre bank.

Florin Sandu, 37, of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, Claudiu Sandu, 27, of Spring Road, Ipswich, Costel Sandu, 31, of Speedwell Road, Ipswich, Viorel Siminoc, 21, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, and the youth, were allegedly involved in a fracas at Barclays in Princes Street.

The incident happened on June 30 last year.

The accused made their first appearances on the charge before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

A court order was made forbidding the youth being identified because of his age.

No indication of pleas was given by the defendants’ solicitor David Allan.

Two Romanian interpreters relayed proceedings to the defendants as prosecutor Lucy Miller discussed details of the allegations, which are unable to be reported at this time.

At the end of the hearing District Judge Celia Dawson told the defendants: “You will all be sent for trial to Ipswich Crown Court. This court has insufficient powers to sentence if you are convicted of this offence.”

The next hearing of the case will be at the crown court on March 1.

The defendants were released on unconditional bail.

Britain is on critical terror alert with military troops set to bolster police forces amid fears Manchester attacker Salman Abedi did not act alone.

A man has been arrested by counter-terror police at Stansted Airport on suspicion he planned on travelling to Syria.

A young Ipswich Town goalkeeper has apologised after posting “insensitive” messages on social media following the Manchester terror attack last night.

One of Ipswich’s most prolific pilferers has become the first shoplifter to be given a criminal behaviour order banning him from all the shops in the town centre.

South Suffolk is a parliamentary seat that was formed in 1983 and has always looked like safe Conservative territory – even during the high-water mark of Blairite New Labour.

The new branch of discount homeware superstore The Range is to open at 9am next Friday – June 2.

A support worker at sheltered housing in Felixstowe had to move jobs and suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after a drunk resident ran past her brandishing a knife, a court has heard.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24