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Jailed in Suffolk this week: A playground attacker, a fraudulent car sales manager and a robber

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 16 September 2018

Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk courts this week Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk courts this week Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk courts this week.

A fraudulent car sales manager who was jailed earlier this year was ordered to repay £38,000.

David Garrett, 36, of Goldfinch Drive, Attleborough, had been working as a trade sales manager at Hammonds Car Sales in Ipswich when he was involved in a ten month fraud involving 67 part-exchange vehicles amounting to £343,000. Garrett is currently facing a 40 month prison sentence but this week was also told he needs to pay Hammonds £38,225 as compensation.

David Garrett and Patrick Burke were jailed earlier this year Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYDavid Garrett and Patrick Burke were jailed earlier this year Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A Stowmarket man who carried out a ferocious attack on a 15-year-old boy at a playground was jailed for nine years.

Joshua Williams, 22, of Kent Road, Stowmarket, left a 15-year-old by unconscious and covered in blood after he attacked him from behind and repeatedly kicked him in the face. The schoolboy was left with fractures to the bones under both eyes and to his nose - he had to have surgery to repair the damage.Jailing Williams was Judge Rupert Overbury who described the assault as “ferocious, sustained, pre-meditated and unprovoked.”

Joshua Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison and a further three years on extended license after making what police described as a 'nasty, unprovoked attack.Joshua Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison and a further three years on extended license after making what police described as a 'nasty, unprovoked attack." Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A robber who exploited and preyed on elderly was jailed for 20 months.

Sonny Ball, 24, of no fixed abode, went on a three year crime spree targeting women’s handbags. His victims were all aged between 50-70 years-old, one suffered minor injuries to her right knee, hip, ankle and elbow.

A 24 year old man was jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to robbery. Sonny Ball, of no fixed abode, also admitted other offences undr Operation Converter. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICEA 24 year old man was jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to robbery. Sonny Ball, of no fixed abode, also admitted other offences undr Operation Converter. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Don’t miss: Our round up of who was jailed in August.

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dock Gate Roundabout in Felixstowe.

The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked.

The big event may be more than nine months away - but councils and transport companies are making big plans for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich next August Bank Holiday.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Gina Long MBE quizzes Lord Iveagh on his love for East Anglia.

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