Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Man assaulted niece after she allegedly caught him in compromising position with woman at party, court told

12:49 17 January 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

A man pushed over his niece causing her to break her wrist during a row after she allegedly caught him in a “compromising position” with a woman at a family party, a court has heard.

Marie Catchpole, 43, had a heated argument with her uncle Kevin Lewis outside the Suffolk Punch pub in Norwich Road, Ipswich, after seeing him in an embrace with a woman in the smoking area, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

When she confronted Lewis, who has been married for 25 years, he had “got in her face” and told her he had not done anything wrong and to get her facts straight, said Marc Brown, prosecuting.

He had then pushed her with both hands in the chest causing her to fall backwards with her left arm outstretched. She immediately noticed her left wrist was disfigured and she later had her broken wrist reset under a general anaesthetic, the court heard.

Lewis, 53, of Westbourne Road, Ipswich, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on June 29 and was given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work in the community and to pay £1,000 to Ms Catchpole.

Sentencing him, Recorder Ann McAllister said Lewis had pushed over his niece after she saw him in a compromising position with a woman.

“You lost your cool and in a moment of anger pushed her over causing some considerable injury to her,” said the judge.

Paul Donegan, for Lewis, said his client felt his niece had misinterpreted what she had seen in the smoking area and he was offended by her allegations.

“He was pointing out she had got it wrong and she came towards him,” said Mr Donegan. “He accepts he didn’t need to push her
but did with unfortunate consequences.”

He said Lewis was married with a son.

2 comments

  • Sentence was too light! When are the judges going to get real, if they were the victims a harsh sentence reflecting the severity of the crime would be delt!

    Report this comment

    Bunty

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • He got caught doing the dirty, The perils of alcohol.

    Report this comment

    Lee Davies

    Friday, January 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Emma Young, assistant nurse at St Helena Hospice in Colchester.

Emma Young, whose version of Make you Feel My Love, penned by Bob Dylan and covered by Adele, went viral following a performance in front of parents and staff at St Helena Hospice has performed at Colchester’s Party in the Park.

Team manager Alf Ramsey and trainer Harold Sheperdson (standing) watch England's victory over Germany in the 1966 World Cup

On the 50th anniversary of his greatest triumph, we are today celebrating Sir Alf Ramsey, the man who inspired both Ipswich Town and England to extraordinary levels of success and glory.

Police have been called to a collision between a Ford Focus and a Ford Fiesta near to the Suffolk Ski Centre.

Sir Stanley Rous

Sir Alf Ramsey wasn’t the only Suffolk knight to have a key role in the World Cup Final of 1966.

Motorcyclist banned

A handyman has lost his driving licence after police saw him speeding on his motorbike while over the drug-drive limit.

Millions of pounds are lost each year in our region due to people wasting medicines. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Suffolk health chiefs are urging people to buy their own treatments after they spent £3.4 million on “wasted medicines” in the past year.

Old Alderman Blaxill School, currently the Stanway Federation Learning Centre.

A new superschool could be built on the site of a former secondary school in Colchester – potentially also including homes for teachers.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24