Search

John Raines denies weapons charges and alleged disturbance at Lavenham pub

The Angel Hotel sign in Lavenham  Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Angel Hotel sign in Lavenham Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Suffolk man has denied causing a disturbance and possessing offensive weapons at a Lavenham pub.

John Raines appeared at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, in Ipswich, on Monday.

Raines was charged with common assault, affray, possession of a baton and possession of a Taser.

The 52-year-old, gave his address as Langham Road, Boxted, before entering not guilty pleas to all four of the charges, which were brought following an alleged incident at the Angel Hotel, in Market Place, in the early hours of Monday, January 8.

Suffolk police received reports than a man entered the pub in the early hours with prohibited and offensive weapons.

Prosecutor David Bryant invited magistrates to decline jurisdiction and send the matter to the crown court.

Solicitor Joanna Kasprzyk made no representations and Raines was granted unconditional bail until a pre-trial preparation hearing on August 28.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times