Sentencing adjourned for group behind “reign of terror” in Bury St Edmunds home

The incident happened in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A group of people who were involved in what a judge described as “a perfectly appalling reign of terror” during which darts were thrown at a man in his Suffolk home will be sentenced on May 16.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today (Monday) were Danny Freeman, 20, of Daveren Walk. Bury St Edmunds; Laura Manning, 23, of no fixed address; Samuel Bridges, 22, of Canterbury Way, Thetford and Anthony Bates, 20, of King Street, Mildenhall.

Freeman, Manning and Bridges admitted assaulting Duncan Galley causing him actual bodily harm between March 26, 2016, and April 2, 2016.

Bates admitted common assault on Mr Galley by punching him.

Adjourning sentence for pre-sentence reports until May 16 Judge David Goodin described the incident st Mr Galley’s home in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, as “a perfectly appalling reign of terror.”


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He told Bates that it was likely he would be able to pass a suspended sentence in his case and told the remaining three defendants that although it might be possible to suspend their sentences it didn’t necessarily mean they would be.

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