Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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.

shares

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.

shares

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

Funday at the Butchers Arms in Knodishall in aid of the Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital. L-R David Hanlon,organiser Emma Churchyard,Tina Fisher.

A family fun day raised £400 for cancer care at Ipswich Hospital.

Hundreds of people enjoyed Orford Fete and flower show at the weekend. BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson handed out the trophys.  Nick Robinson with John Henry Brown who won 'Best in Show' for the third year in a row.

Giant fruit and veg, canine competitions, a local personality – it’s the perfect recipe for a Suffolk village celebration.

Firefighters attended the incident

A woman suffered from smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in Elmswell.

East of England Ambulance Trust attended the scene

A woman was rescued from a vehicle which crashed in north Essex.

Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront.

The Environment Agency has issued a series of flood alerts for the Suffolk and Essex coastline ahead of tonight’s high tide.

Will Pooley. Photo PA

Suffolk Ebola survivor Will Pooley is repaying his debt of gratitude by working for the London hospital that saved his life.

Police are dealing with instances of flooding on the county's roads today

Flooding is causing misery on the county’s roads today, with the A143 blocked and the A14 at Bury St Edmunds having to be temporarily closed.

Police are investigating

Further instances of vehicle crime were felt in Kesgrave on Sunday night after a car window was smashed, prompting a social media appeal for those with information to come forward.

Ride a Fire Engine Day at Ipswich Transport Museum. Nathan Moon, three

Children had the chance to be a firefighter for the day at Ipswich Transport Museum.

B-17 Sally B at the Clacton Air Show. Picture: Simon Parker

Organisers of the Clacton Airshow have hit back at claims a plane’s smoke display was in “bad taste” after the Shoreham crash.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages