Man was left covered in blood during alleged attack in Ipswich, court hears

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

An Ipswich man’s car was allegedly attacked by two men wielding baseball bats while he was sitting in the driver’s seat near his home, a court has heard.

Deonte Green told police the driver’s and passenger windows and the rear window of his Ford Focus were smashed during the alleged attack on February 9, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Following the incident Mr Green made a witness statement to police in which he described driving along Coniston Road in Ipswich and finding his way blocked by a black Audi parked in the middle of the road.

He mounted the kerb to get past and was parking near his home in Coniston Square when he allegedly saw Shadrach O’Connor and Abbas Uddin walking towards him each carrying a baseball bat measuring three and a half feet long.

He told police he had heard shouting followed by the sound of glass smashing and had driven away covered in glass from the broken windows.

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The Audi had still been blocking the road and there was a collision between the two vehicles during which a wheel came off Mr Green’s car causing him to come to a halt.

He told police that as he ran towards his home he saw his friend Zak West coming towards him with his head and face covered in blood and called the emergency services.

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Before the court are Shadrach O’Connor, 22, of no fixed address, Akim Rowe, 22, of Back Hamlet, Ipswich and Abbas Uddin, 22, of Nansen Road, Ipswich.

All three have denied affray, assaulting Zak West causing him actual bodily harm and damaging a Ford Focus belonging to Deonte Green.

O’Connor and Uddin have also each denied having a bat as on offensive weapon. All the offences are alleged to have take place on February 9.

Giving evidence Mr Green said he couldn’t remember what happened on February 9.

He was taken through a five-page statement he made to the police in February by prosecution counsel Matthew Sorel-Cameron but insisted he still couldn’t remember what happened.

The trial continues today (Friday).

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