PC has suspected broken nose after being hit in the face by masonry thrown by man in Stowmarket

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

A man who left a police officer with a suspected broken nose after he was hit in the face by a piece of masonry has admitted actual bodily harm.

The police constable also sustained a cut to his eyebrow after Shaun Mabberley hurled the object at him at Stowmarket railway station when officers were called to a disturbance.

The incident occurred after 28-year-old Mabberley had earlier caused problems at the Little Wellington public house in Stowupland Street.

Mabberley, of no fixed address, had been banned from the pub, but had kept trying to go in when he was ejected at around 5.45pm last Wednesday.

He then threw a piece of concrete at the landlord causing the publican’s watch to be broken and a scratch on his forearm.


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Police were called to the town’s railway station at 6.35pm where they spoke to Mabberley.

He climbed on to a wall next to the station. Although officers attempted to get him to come down he refused to do so.

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One police constable was walking through an archway when Mabberley was said to have picked up a piece of masonry and throw it, hitting the officer in the face.

After he was arrested and taken to Bury police investigation centre Mabberley was put into non-rip clothing. However, he removed his top and put it in the toilet, before pulling it out and throwing it at the cell camera.

He then damaged the top, a pillow and bedding.

When Mabberley appeared before Bury magistrates he admitted two charges of affray, actually bodily harm and criminal damage. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of theft on May 27 from the Co-op in King William Street, Needham Market where Budweiser, a pasty and a sandwich were stolen.

Mabberley’s case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court where he is due to be sentenced sometime in the three weeks commencing June 29.

He is currently remanded in custody.

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