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

09:00 03 February 2016

The scene of the incident at Barclays bank

The scene of the incident at Barclays bank

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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.

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