Brandon man warned to expect prison sentence after assault

Oliver Thompson appeared before Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Oliver Thompson appeared before Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Suffolk man who stamped on another man’s head has been warned he is likely to be sent to prison when he is sentenced next month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today (Friday) was Oliver Thompson, 26, of Gas House Drive, Brandon, who has admitted assaulting Adrian Flanaghan causing him actual bodily harm on March 17, 2017.

Adjourning sentence until April 3 for a pre-sentence report Judge David Goodin warned Thompson it was likely that he would receive an immediate prison sentence but said he would consider any recommendations made by the probation service.

“I’m making it absolutely plain it looks like immediate custody,” said the judge.

Robert Pollington, for Thompson, said his client had made a “catastrophically” poor decision to do what he did while he was in drink.


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He said a year on from the incident Thompson was a different person and asked the judge to consider passing a suspended sentence on him.

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