Stowmarket: Man accused of driving car at pedestrian
A SUFFOLK motorist mounted a grass verge and deliberately drove his car at his daughter’s ex-boyfriend after a family row, it has been alleged.
Tony Brame allegedly ended up wedged under one of the car wheels, Ipswich Crown Court was told.
In hospital he was found to have facial injuries, a leg injury, and grazes, said Patricia Doggett, prosecuting.
Stephen Landymore, 49, of Thomas Young Close, Stowmarket, has denied dangerous driving on September 5 last year.
The court heard Mr Brame had formerly been in a relationship with one of Landymore’s daughters and they had two children.
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On September 5 last year Mr Brame had allegedly received abusive texts saying he was a bad father from the boyfriend of another of Landymore’s daughters.
On the day in question Mr Brame had gone to Landymore’s house to sort things out with the boyfriend.
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He claimed Landymore’s partner Elaine had pushed him in the chest and Chloe Landymore had hit him on the back of the head and he had pushed her away, causing her to hit a brick wall.
Mr Brame alleged Chloe’s boyfriend had then thrown him to the ground.
As he walked away Landymore had allegedly driven on to the grass verge in Poplar Hill and knocked him over.
Mr Brame denied he had stumbled into the path of the car because he was drunk.
The trial continues today.