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Man warned he faces lengthy prison sentence after knife attack in Bury St Edmunds

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

A man who admitted carrying out a knife attack in Bury St Edmunds has been warned he faces a lengthy prison sentence.

Karl Roberts, 29, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

Roberts, of no fixed address, admitted slashing David Byrne across the face during an incident in Fir Tree Close, Bury, on February 25.

Recorder Ian Evans remanded Roberts in custody while the Probation Service prepares a pre-sentence report.

He warned Roberts to expect a ‘lengthy’ prison term when he returns to court next month to be sentenced.

Also appearing in court yesterday was Roberts’ brother Jimmy.

The 33-year-old, of Smith Close, Bury, pleaded guilty to an offence of affray arising from the same incident.

He was sentenced to two months imprisonment.


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