Life Ban after ‘ugly incident’

A MAN has been banned for life from a Mildenhall street after terrorising residents.

Sean Brown, 23, of High Street, Bildeston, acted in a threatening manner towards people living in Bridge Farm Close on the evening of February 24.

Ipswich Crown Court heard last Friday how Brown and David Armitage, 25, had chased residents, banged pieces of metal against a bannister, stripped off their shirts and shouted in the street.

The men lived in flats in Bridge Farm Close and neighbours were so scared they locked themselves in, said Michael Crimp, prosecuting.

Mr Crimp said that witnesses described the pair as being drunk and that they feared they were going to be attacked.

On arrival, police found Brown holding a wooden pole.

In mitigation, Jonathan Goodman said Brown had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and that no-one had been injured.

Brown was jailed for 16 weeks for a charge of using threatening words and behaviour. However, he is expected to be released almost immediately due to the amount of time he has spent on remand.

Sentencing, Judge David Goodin called the evening an ‘ugly incident’ and added that Brown had an ‘appalling’ record.

Judge Goodin made a restraining order stopping Brown from entering Bridge Farm Lane indefinitely.

Armitage pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon and will be sentenced on May 31.