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Ipswich: Couple jailed for lie about knife attack

08:53 30 January 2013

Three men bailed over alleged rape offence

Three men bailed over alleged rape offence

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A MOTHER and her partner who lied to police investigating a knife attack carried out by her son, have been jailed.

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Vicki Ricketts, 34, and Barry Ryder, 42, were both living in a flat in Burrell Road, Ipswich, last May when Ricketts’ son, Aiden Ricketts, slashed the side of another resident’s face, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Following the incident Vicki Ricketts and Ryder both provided witness statements to the police but neither of them mentioned that Aiden Ricketts was present at the time of the attack.

Vicki Ricketts and Ryder denied attempting to pervert the course of justice by providing false information to police officers investigating the wounding of Aleksej Fiodorov.

Vicki Ricketts was found guilty by a 10-2 majority verdict and Ryder was found guilty by an 11-1 majority verdict after a trial earlier this month. Sentence was adjourned until Monday for pre-sentence reports.

Jailing the couple for nine months each, Judge David Goodin said that as a result of what they told police three innocent men were arrested and spent 22 hours in custody.

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