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Ipswich: Man in family feud jailed

08:00 08 January 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

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A man who was involved in a family feud with his aunt threw stones at her and her fiancee and brandished a knife at them as she drove to his mother’s home on a mobility scooter to sort things out, a court has heard.

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Terrence Nicholls, 24, had shouted abuse at his aunt Debbie Arnold when he saw her in Kestrel Road, Ipswich in September and she was so upset that she got in touch with her sister Tina Nicholls and arranged to go to her home in London Road to discuss the matter, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

As she was making her way to London Road on her mobility scooter with her partner Michael Rudge Nicholls cycled past them and threw his bicycle at Mr Rudge who managed to deflect it, said Marcus Croskell, prosecuting.

Nicholls had then gone into a garden and threw stones at his aunt and Mr Rudge and Mr Rudge suffered a bruise on one of his fingers as he tried to protect himself and Miss Arnold.

When they reached Nicholls’ home in London Road he appeared from the rear of the property with a kitchen knife and waved it around.

Mr Croskell said Miss Arnold had been very scared during the incident as she had been unable to move away quickly because she was in her mobility scooter.

Nicholls was arrested and when he was taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham he ripped up a book he had been given to read and threw coffee over the walls.

Nicholls, of London Road, Ipswich admitted using threatening behaviour, possessing cannabis, breaching a restraining order, two offences of criminal damage, assault by beatiing and breaching a suspended sentence order.

He was jailed for a total of 18 months,

Mr Croskell said that on another occasion Nicholls had a row with his mother and refused to leave the house. His brother had become involved and Nicholls had come into contact with his mother when she intervened resulting in her falling over and suffering minor injuries.

Nicholls had then run through the garden of his grandparents who lived next door placing him in breach of a restraining order banning him from going to their property.

Craig Marchant for Nicholls said his client had a number of issues which had contributed to his brushes with the law.

He said his client had acted recklessly in the incident which resulted in his mother falling over and his contact with her had been minor.

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4 comments

  • awful grammar in this article!

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    JustMyOpinion

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • It wasn't his gramma, it was his aunt !!

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    john

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Will he be a reformed character when he comes out of prison? I doubt it, a leopard can't change it's spots. A life of brushes with the law lies ahead.

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    RC

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Have them put down, do us all a favour

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    Mr M

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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