Halesworth: Man rammed car into his parents’ bungalow
A MAN who lost his temper during a family row and rammed a car into his retired parents’ Suffolk bungalow has been jailed for 10 months.
Mark Denny, 39, stormed outside, got into his parents’ Vauxhall estate and drove into the side of the Halesworth home, Ipswich Crown Court was told.
Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said the car crashed through a wall, causing �5,000 of damage. The smash caused �1,000 of damage to the car, writing it off.
When a policeman went to the premises in School Lane and arrested Denny he became agitated and struggled with the officer.
Mr Crimp said Denny grabbed the officer’s gas spray and aimed it at the side of the officer’s face and eye, saying: “Have some of your own medicine.”
Denny then pushed the policeman against a wall before running into nearby fields.
The officer suffered soreness and reddening to his face and eye and bruising to his arm and calf.
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Denny, who lived with his parents, admitted to the April 2 assault with intent to resist arrest, escape and damaging property.
Jailing him for 10 months Judge John Holt said Denny plainly had a volatile character and on this occasion had lost his temper and vented his anger on the police officer.
He said Denny’s long-suffering parents felt he needed help and had described being traumatised by their son’s behaviour.
Mr Crimp told the court that on April 2 Denny had an argument with his parents about money he wanted to enable him to go the Orkney Isles.
Steven Dyble, for Denny, said his client had been adopted at a young age by Mr and Mrs Denny and they described him as someone who struggled with emotions and controlling his temper.
He had been moved from a number of schools because of his inability to control his temper. On the day in question he had asked his parents for money to make a fresh start in the Orkney Isles where his natural family lived.
When his parents said they weren’t willing to support him Denny had acted in a disproportionate way and matters had escalated.
Mr Dyble said Mr and Mrs Denny were prepared to give their son another chance and hoped he would seek help for his problems.