Ipswich: Man caught “absolutely armed to the teeth” could face jail

A YOUNG man could be facing the prospect of prison after being caught “absolutely armed to the teeth” following a nightclub fracas.

Adem Fevzi Demir had his case sent to crown court for sentencing by a district judge at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

Demir, of Ancaster Road, Ipswich, was deemed a potential danger to the public and remanded in custody after admitting five charges of possessing offensive weapons.

Four of the charges related to an incident outside Liquid nightclub in Cardinal Park last week. Demir was caught with a four-inch knife and a metal barbell on him.

He also had two rocks inside a pair of socks, claiming they were for his own protection.

The fifth charge related to a previous incident on May 6 when the 21-year-old and another man were caught with a golf ball inside a sock near a kebab shop.

District Judge Celia Dawson told Demir: “These are very serious offences, in particular when you went to the nightclub absolutely armed to the teeth, quite clearly to cause some sort of trouble.”

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Previously, Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, told the court Demir went to Liquid on May 29. Almost immediately a chair was smashed and an argument began between him and another man. Both were thrown out of the club. Police were called and Demir was taken home.

A short while later he returned to the club in different clothing, but was recognised. Demir threw a metal barbell on the floor and was stopped and searched. The court heard Demir had been subjected to a severe beating in April.

Mrs Griffiths also told the court that on May 6 police caught Demir in possession of a golf ball in a sock in Falcon Street, Ipswich.

A second man, Kevin Bolah, of Burlington Road, Ipswich, also admitted being in possession of the offensive weapon after it was seen being passed between them.

Bolah’s case was adjourned for a pre-sentencing report. He was granted bail and must return to the magistrates court for sentencing on June 18.

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